Black smoke puffs from Sistine Chapel chimney

Cardinals failed to elect a new pope in the first conclave vote.

Black smoke puffs from Sistine Chapel chimney

World Bulletin / News Desk

Black smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel Tuesday, meaning cardinals failed to elect a new pope in conclave's first vote.

Following a special Mass in the morning, the 115 cardinals locked themselves up at around 5:00 p.m. local time, entering the Conclave for the first day of the papal vote to elect the 266th leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the successor to Benedict XVI, who abdicated on February 28.

The conclave is set to reconvene on Wednesday at 11:30 local time with two votes scheduled, one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

 

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