TIP: There will be two votes – if needed – this morning and then black or white smoke. This will repeat in the afternoon. Black = no Pope and white = Pope chosen. White smoke will be accompanied by the ringing of bells.
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Electing a pope is a political as well as a religious event. There are serious fault lines in the College of Cardinals.
Some are traditionalists, many of them in the entrenched Vatican establishment.
- Cardinals’ divisions include traditionalist vs. reformer theory (cbsnews.com)
- The Vatican Is Trying To Subdue A Growing Divide Between Cardinals (businessinsider.com)
- Cardinals Locked Into Sistine Chapel Conclave To Choose Next Pope (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Popeology 101: How to Interpret the Sistine Chapel Results (world.time.com)
- Cardinals convene for 2nd day of conclave to pick next pope – CNN (edition.cnn.com)
- Catholic cardinals head to conclave to elect new pope (foxnews.com)
- Gayest Conclave in History (lezgetreal.com)
- Black smoke seen at Sistine Chapel (nzherald.co.nz)
- 10 facts about the papal conclave (wxyz.com)