No Pope Today: First Smoke Is Black

Cardinals will try again tomorrow inside Sistine Chapel
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2013 2:06 PM CDT
No Pope Today: First Smoke Is Black
In this picture released by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel prior to the start of the conclave.   (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Catholics have to wait at least one more day for a new pope, reports AP. Black smoke emerged from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel today, signaling that cardinals failed to elect a pope on the first ballot, as expected. They will now retire for the night and try again tomorrow. (More Vatican stories.)

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