Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected As New PopeWhite smoke signifying the election of a new pope began billowing out of the Sistene Chapel’s chimney just after 7 p.m. local time.
Black Smoke Again, New Pope Not Yet ElectedBlack 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.
Cardinals Fail To Select Pope In First VoteIt is the first day Cardinals of the Catholic Church can elect a new pope. While a pope could be elected on the first ballot, most believe that is highly unlikely.

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