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Black smoke billows out from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

No Pope Chosen On First Papal Conclave Vote

Black smoke billowed out of a chimney atop the famed Sistine Chapel on Tuesday afternoon signaling to the world that a new pontiff had not been selected after the first papal conclave vote.

03/12/2013

US cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley arrives for a meeting on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. Cardinals will hold a final set of meetings on Monday before they are locked away to choose a new pope to lead the Roman Catholic Church through troubled times.  AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE       (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal With S. Fla. Ties Watched Closely In Run-Up To Papal Election

U.S. Cardinal Sean O’Malley is one of the top contenders in the run-up to the papal election. He once served here in South Florida and his cousin still works at Belen Jesuit Prep School.

CBS4–03/12/2013

Filling the seat of St. Peter in the Roman Catholic Church.  The task was shrouded in secrecy Monday as each of the 115 cardinals looked to their conscience as to who they will vote for to be the next Pope.  (Source: CBS4)

American Cardinals May Be Considered In Papal Conclave

Filling the seat of St. Peter in the Roman Catholic Church. As of late Monday afternoon, the task was shrouded in secrecy as each of the 115 cardinals looked to their conscience as to who they vote for to be the next Pope.

03/11/2013

Cardinal Dolan (Source: CBS4)

Cardinals Debate What Kind Of Pope Is Needed

After a few days of getting to know one another and discussing the problems facing the church, the 115 cardinals gathered in Vatican City are almost ready to elect a new pope.

CBS4–03/11/2013

Cardinal Dolan (Source: CBS4)

American Cardinal Reportedly On Pope Short List

The countdown to conclave is on and while cardinals can’t campaign, there are standouts capturing the attention of this city.

CBS4–03/10/2013

As the world watches, Vatican City holds its breath.  For a second Sunday the holiest seat in the Roman Catholic Church is vacant. (Source: CBS4)

Cardinals Look For Attitude Of Change In New Pope

As the world watches, Vatican City holds its breath. For a second Sunday the holiest seat in the Roman Catholic Church is vacant.

03/10/2013

Cardinals arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Conclave Of Cardinals: How Does It Work?

The race to replace Pope Benedict XVI is underway at The Vatican as more than 100 cardinals gathered Monday without a Pope to lead them. They’re holding two meetings Monday, in which they may set a date for the next conclave to select a new Pope.

CBS4–03/04/2013

Jim DeFede & Archbishop Thomas Wenski  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Archbishop Thomas Wenski- Pt 3

As the world looks to Rome for a new leader CBS4’s Jim DeFede sits down with Archbishop Thomas Wenski to disuss the future of the Church and the upcoming conclave.

CBS4–03/03/2013

Archbishop Thomas Wenski (Source: CBS4)

Archbishop Wenski Weighs In On Selection Of Next Pope

Catholics may have a new Pope sooner than expected. Just a few days before he steps down, Pope Benedict the 16th revised the rules for how his successor is chosen. Cardinals no longer have to wait 15 days after the Pope resigns to begin voting for a new Holy Father. Meantime, Miami’s Archbishop Thomas Wenski weighed in on the selection of the next Pope while talking to CBS4’s Brian Andrews.

CBS4–02/26/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Miami Archdiocese Surprised By Pope’s Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI stunned the Catholic world Monday morning by announcing his resignation from the job effective at the end of February.

CBS Miami–02/11/2013

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