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Pope election: Black smoke signals no decision

Black smoke has bellowed from the Sistine Chapel in Rome, signalling that the second and third votes in the Papal election have been inconclusive.

Cardinals have been meeting for a second day to choose a successor to Pope Benedict, who resigned last month.

The 115 electors are shut off in the Sistine Chapel and a nearby residence until two-thirds agree on a leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

Further votes will be held on Wednesday afternoon.

Alan Johnston reports.

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe
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