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(LIVE VIDEO) Papal Conclave at the Vatican

Posted March 12th, 2013 @ 12:06pm


The Roman Catholic Church Has A New Leader

From CBS Radio News:  After just a day and a half of voting, the 115 cardinal electors locked inside the ornate Sistine Chapel sent a cloud of white smoke up a chimney and into the air over St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, signaling a conclusive vote -- at least 77 of them agreed on a man to succeed Pope Benedict XVI.

The next step:  Within an hour or so of the white smoke appearing, Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, the senior cardinal deacon of the Church, will step onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica and announce in Latin the name of the man elected to lead the faith. The new pope will almost certainly have been chosen from among the cardinal electors themselves.  Read more here from CBS News.

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