White Smoke Rises From Sistine Chapel: A New Pope Has Been Chosen


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And he will be making his appearance within moments. Vatican watchers say that the decision was made relatively quickly, indicating a strong consensus.

 After an inconclusive first vote on Tuesday night, the 115 cardinal
electors prayed for inspiration from God for a choice that can lead the
Roman Catholic Church out of crisis.

Having spent the night
closeted in a nearby guesthouse, the cardinals attended Mass in the
Pauline Chapel in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace and returned to the
Renaissance splendor of the Sistine Chapel to hold the two morning
ballots.

 

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