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Black smoke signals no pope chosen at conclave

Roman Catholic cardinals fail to elect new pope in first vote of secret conclave

Published: 03.12.13, 21:12 / Israel News

Black smoke rose from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Tuesday, signaling that Roman Catholic cardinals had not elected a new pope in the first vote of their secret conclave.


The black smoke was seen by thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square and means the 115 cardinals will hold a new round of voting on Wednesday morning. They will remain sequestered behind the Vatican's mediaeval walls until they elect a successor to Pope Benedict, who abdicated last month.


When the cardinals agree on a pontiff, white smoke will rise from the makeshift chimney on the chapel roof and the bells of St Peter's basilica will peal.



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