Black smoke fills the Vatican air again: no new pope yet
http://www.euronews.com/ Thousands of pilgrims in St. Peters Square watched as black smoke billowed from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, indicating to the world that, once again, the cardinals had failed to reach an agreement on who should be the next pope.
The 115 cardinal-electors voted twice this morning and at the end of the ballot the voting slips on which they had written their preferred candidate were sewn together and burned with chemical added to create the black smoke. A two thirds majority is needed to elect a new Holy Father.
There was a palpable air of disappointment among the thousands who braved the cold and wet to watch for what they had hoped would be white smoke - the signal to the world that a new pontiff had been elected.
The cardinals will return to the Sistine Chapel this afternoon to vote again.
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This is an old news from Italy about the election of a new Holy Father. Now we all know that the new pope has just been elected today and the black smoke does not darken the Vatican air no longer. Hallelujah! The performance has finished. Everybody can go home back to the sinful life. God bless you all!