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.
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.
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.
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.
The countdown to conclave is on and while cardinals can’t campaign, there are standouts capturing the attention of this city.
As the world watches, Vatican City holds its breath. For a second Sunday the holiest seat in the Roman Catholic Church is vacant.
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.
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.
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.
Pope Benedict XVI stunned the Catholic world Monday morning by announcing his resignation from the job effective at the end of February.