...for the majority required to elect the Supreme Pontiff! Straight from the Vatican website. Tiara tip to reader Hugh on Rorate Caeli for pointing out this doozy. +[[[:-)
As New Catholic reports, in this motu proprio, the Holy Father has changed article 75 of Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis so that the valid election of the Supreme Pontiff will again require a qualified majority (two-thirds of the Cardinal electors) in every circumstance. In the original document, after a series of unsuccessful ballots, a pope could be elected with only an absolute majority of votes. Interesting.
Along with Hugh, We hope that the above is an example of Pope Benedict's sharp wit and that the other MP will be promulgated very soon. If you are searching for another date to eagerly anticipate, Fr. Z might be able to help.