Black smoke means no pope yet

Posted: March 12, 2013 - 5:45am


This picture made available Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano shows the Sistine Chapel set up for the beginning of the conclave, at the Vatican. Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades: There's no front-runner, no indication how long voting will last and no sense that a single man has what it takes to fix the many problems. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the...