Yep, there it is. The black smoke coming out of the chimney on top of the sistine chapel just moments ago. You can see very quickly that it was black and, of course, that means no pope yet. They were... See More
Yep, there it is. The black smoke coming out of the chimney on top of the sistine chapel just moments ago. You can see very quickly that it was black and, of course, that means no pope yet. They were taking no chances. The cardinals have cast two more rounds this morning but no cardinal has the crucial 77 votes needed. Josh was there in st. Peter's square when the smoke began to billow and has all the latest now. Good morning, josh. Reporter: George, good morning to you and as the black smoke did pour forth the crowds behind me had their first sense of drama of the day and braved the morning's chill and rain and learned a short time ago there is no new pope yet, but as that smoke poured forth dictating another half day's wait, the blood has gone from celebratory to anxious. Just moments ago we saw another plume of black smoke pouring from the chimney atop the sistine chapel. The second and third votes of the conclave and still no new pope. Just as last night's black smoke signaled the completion of the cardinals' first conclave vote. ♪ in partisan, honor established cardinals were not among the true contenders but more important, the electors first chance to see what favorites emerged. A certain clarity usually arrives. I mean no one said that electing a pope was going to be easy but I imagine there is a growing clarity about what the options will be in the next few days. ♪ Reporter: The ritualistic pageantry began just a few hours earlier when each of the cardinal electors filed into the sistine chapel and one by one took the oath of secrecy beneath michelangelo's iconic frescos. The enormity of the moment and setting wasn't lost on cardinal timothy dolan of new york who seemed noticeably in awe of the scene above and around him. A feeling he described on his radio show earlier that day. It's sort of a unique special morning, huh. I never thought I'd be doing what I'm about to do. I just hope I see you soon. Reporter: And with two simple and ancient words. Extra omnes. Reporter: Simply everybody out and so it began. When we do not know when it will end cardinal dolan offered a guess that we'd have a new pope by thursday night to colleagues. And so it continues and again when that black smoke poured forth it would also mean that the electorate, the 115 cardinals inside the sistine would then return to their residence, the santa marta house for lunch and more discussion and really, robin, the first real politicking of the day before the votes continue later this afternoon.
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