Cardinals give the black smoke (from ATSNN)

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posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 06:01 PM
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Well it appears that the cardinals have given the black smoke indicating that no new pope has been selected. This is the first day that the Sistine Chapel's chimmney has spewed smoke since the process began. During the selection process black smoke means that no pope has been selected while white means that they have selected a new pope. Since it was black smoke the selection will continue tommorow on Tuesday.
 



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VATICAN CITY - Black smoke streamed from the Sistine Chapel's chimney Monday to signal that cardinals failed to select a new pope in their first round of voting, held just hours after they began their historic task: finding a leader capable of building on John Paul II's spiritual energy while keeping modern rifts from tearing deeper into the church.


"It seems white. ... No, no, it's black!" reported Vatican Radio as the first pale wisps slipped out from the narrow pipe and then quickly darkened.


As millions around the world watched on television, at least 40,000 people waited in St. Peter's Square with all eyes on the chimney, where smoke from the burned ballots would give the first word of the conclave: white meaning a new pontiff, black showing that the secret gathering will continue Tuesday.


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Seing as it's only the first day of the deliberation process it's only natural that it'll be black smoke. This time around it doesn't appear that any person in particular is a really strong canidate. There has also been lot's of talk of a cardinal from a developing nation becoming pope. I feel that this will probably be one of the longer papal election in Catholic history. Chances are that this may result in a significant change from traditional European popes.

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posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 09:05 PM
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I certainly hope we dont have a story every day talking about how the next Pope hasn't been selected yet



posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 09:55 PM
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I certainly hope we dont have a story every day talking about how the next Pope hasn't been selected yet


This just in, . . .

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.



posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 10:01 PM
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i agree it will only be news when a new pope is selected. untill then if you like start up a "new pope watch 2005" thread. we don't need to know that they have not selected one yet.


no news is not news.



this just in......bush still in power in the usa. read all about it



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 12:12 AM
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the new pope is Joseph Ratzinger from Germany although i dont know what his new pope name is





 
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