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Black smoke: No new pope on first evening of conclave

Black smoke: No new pope on first evening of conclave

| Cindy Wooden | March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Despite the rain, thousands of people filled St. Peter’s Square after dark March 12, the first evening of the conclave, to witness the black smoke that signaled the Catholic Church’s 115 cardinal electors had failed, as expected, to elect a pope on the first ballot.

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