Black smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn’t elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.
After seeing black smoke rising from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, the Catholic world knew that a pope is still to be elected. The voting resumes in the morning on Wednesday.
Rob Traver, and his wife, Pam Porter, booked their vacation to Rome some time back. But timing, as they say, is everything, and they’re here at a historic point in the life of the Catholic Church.
The mass included prayers for the church and the cardinals themselves as they begin their work to select a new pope.
The cardinals of the Catholic Church will enter the conclave on Tuesday, following a morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The smoke watch is just about to begin in Rome as the cardinals prepare to go behind closed doors of the Sistine chapel on Tuesday .
A group of Latin language students from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas, flew into Philadelphia Saturday to make a connecting flight to Rome with their teacher and chaperones.
Cardinals begin the selection of a new pope inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday and great measures have been taken to ensure the privacy of the voting process.
We learned Friday that the Conclave to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI begins on Tuesday, March 12th.
Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope.
Parishioners at St. Raymond of Penafort Church say a black Pope is the right choice for these times.
She says the cardinals need to stand up before going into the conclave and discipline their brothers for misconduct.
Father Frank Berna, director of graduate theology and ministry at LaSalle University, says the new pope has to take the pulse of the people, not just those who are loyal to the church, but those who have fallen away.
Vatican watchers and even some of the cardinals themselves say the two biggest issues facing the new pope are abuse and administration.
Pope Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time Thursday and became the became the first pope in about 600 years to retire.