Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Smoke signals

It's black at the Vatican: no Pope yet
Pilgrims shelter from rain while waiting for smoke to rise from a chimney atop the Sistine Chapel March 13.
CNS photo / Eric Gaillard, Reuters.
Catholic News Agency reported black smoke rising from the chimney atop the Vatican's Sistine Chapel at 7:42 p.m. local time March 12, signalling that the College of Cardinals had not yet come to an agreement in electing the Church's new Pope.

The doors of the Sistine Chapel had been closed earlier in the evening with the declaration "extra omnes": everyone out, beginning the conclave that will choose the next Pope.

The ceremony, called the "Rite for Entrance into Conclave," began with a procession from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine Chapel, a walk of about 50 yards through Regia Hall.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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