Posts tagged: March 12
Today begins the conclave of Cardinals to elect a new pope. Who do you think will wear the white garment and stand at the window?
While the rest of the world tweets, emails, texts and blogs, the men in red sequester themselves without electronics; instead they pray, reflect and vote – just as they did 400 years ago.
An American? The guy from Milan? The hockey-playing Canadian? The man from Ghana? Latin America? Who is your favorite?
We wait and look to the sky for an answer.
UPDATE: CARDINALS IN CONCLAVE: BLACK SMOKE AT 7:42PM
Vatican City, 12 March 2013 (VIS) – This evening at 7:42pm, black smoke rose from the chimney installed on the roof of the Sistine Chapel signalling that the Cardinal electors have not elected a new Pope in the first ballot of the Conclave.
(S-R photo: U.S. Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley of Boston)