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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

News from the Conclave Day 1

Black smoke from the 1st vote - no new pope tonight.

The results of the first vote by the Cardinals holed up in the Sistine Chapel are in. They could not come to a majority agreement. I figured as much. I think getting a majority vote, 77  out of the 115 total cardinals voting, is going to be a difficult task.

Tomorrow morning the next two votes are scheduled. Stay tuned for my next smoke report. 

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I'm not Roman Catholic but I do hope Cardinal Scola is chosen. We saw him at the Salute festival when he was Patriarch of Venice and he seemed such a warm person. Don't know anything about him though!