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  • Black smoke from Sistine Chapel - no Pope yet

    http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/nation...ote050418.html
    VATICAN CITY - The 115 cardinals of the Catholic Church have begun their sacred deliberations to choose a new pope. But their first try on Monday ended without selecting a new pontiff.

    As thousands of necks craned upward to a tiny smokestack poking out of the Sistine Chapel, at first wisps of white smoke seemed to curl into the darkening sky. But then the smoke turned to grey and finally black smoke began pouring out.
    Black smoke emanates from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel.

    At first those assembled in the square thought they had a new pope, but quickly found out it wasn't so.
    They'll vote twice everyday, and if no Pope is elected after 3 days, they'll take break, then vote again for 7 days. A Pope is immediately chosen once he garners two-thirds + 1 votes.

    There's a good description of the fascinating procedure in today's Toronto Star.

    http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...=1113774609748

  • #2
    Guess they got hungry and started to gril some steaks.
    -Kevin

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    • #3
      Wonder when we'll know who the new pope is.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ACman
        Guess they got hungry and started to gril some steaks.
        lol, they burn the ballots after each vote, and they add chemicals to it so that the smoke turns out black, meaning there's no pope.
        When there is white smoke, then a new Pope is elected

        Originally posted by Crunk415balla
        Wonder when we'll know who the new pope is.
        Most likely towards the end of the week.

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        • #5
          Oh my gawd I dont f***ing care.
          Last edited by Crazy764; 2005-04-18, 23:45.

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          • #6
            You've been censored.
            Will F.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ACman
              Guess they got hungry and started to gril some steaks.
              .....mmmm.....steak.....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Leftseat86
                Oh my gawd I dont f***ing care.
                Yeah, neither do it considering im a atheist
                -Kevin

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