Day 2 of the conclave: Black smoke

Black smoke on the second day of the conclave

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Wed, Mar 13 2013 03:47:30

BREAKING PHOTO: Black smoke on the morning of the second day of conclave. No pope yet. #NextPope News
#SmokeWatch #conclave black smoke. 3 ballots, no pope Cuomo
PHOTO from @Reuters: No new pope yet as black smoke comes from Sistine Chapel #NextPope News
Smoke! Black smoke. Watch a special report from the Vatican live now: #conclave News
Black smoke coming out of the Sistine Chapel chimney. #conclave News Channel
6:39PM: Black smoke. No #NewPope yet.
Black smoke comes out of the #SistineChapel chimney again, indicating the #cardinals haven’t chosen a new #Pope #Rome Perez Maestro

Black smoke from the roof of the Sistine Chapel at 11:40 a.m. local time signalled that the conclave will continue as 115 cardinals meet to choose the next pope of the Roman Catholic church.

Maclean’s correspondent Brian Bethune is in Rome and has been filing updates.

To be named pope, one individual requires the support of two-thirds of the vote. Our guide to the rules of the conclave is here.

Last night on the late shift, Maclean’s blogger Aaron Hutchins noted those who were treating the ceremony like something of a sporting event.

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