A papal conclave is a meeting of the College of Cardinals convened to elect a
new Bishop of Rome, also known as the Pope .... Bishops of dioceses were
sometimes elected while still catechumens, such...
Mar 13, 2013 ... Cardinals from around the world gathered in Michelangelo's masterpiece the
Sistine Chapel this week for a conclave to elect a new pope. ... Smoke will signal
papal conclave results – After each vote, the ballots and any ..... it's equipped with
a ventilator for use if necessary," the Vatican said in a state...
Mar 13, 2013 ... When the Catholic cardinals meet to pick a new pope in the “papal ... During the
1958 conclave, white smoke plumed from the chimney after one vote. ... and lasts
for several minutes while the ballots are burning in the other stove.” ... It's 2013
and the Catholic Church still communicates with smoke signals.
Mar 13, 2013 ... Papal conclave: Vatican reveals the secret behind the chimney smoke ... When a
new pope is elected, the white smoke will contain potassium ...
Mar 13, 2013 ... A chemical mixture is added to the cardinals' ballots to signal their conclave ... of
a new pope, with all eyes fixed on the tiny chimney perched on the roof ... more
modern stove, which was first used in the 2005 conclave for the ...
Mar 11, 2013 ... White means the Catholic Church has a new pope. ... a smoke signal is released
from the Sistine Chapel's chimney. ... "Even with all this planning, they still can't
get it right," said ... where the cardinals used two different types of smoke to
announce the outcome didn't happen until 1903, Baumga...
Cardinals are bishops and Vatican officials from all over the world, ... Decisions
that only the pope can make, such as appointing a bishop or ... the ballots are
burned in a stove near the chapel with a mixture of chemicals to produce black
smoke. ... producing white smoke to signal to the world the election of a new
Feb 21, 2013 ... Sixty-seven of the men who will vote for the new pope were ... cardinals who may
themselves have little chance of becoming pope can still exert a ... and undertake
not to use sound or video recording equipment. ... Damp straw was once added
to the stove to turn the smoke black, but ... Black signals failure.
The fact that the new Pope did not emerge onto the balcony that night, with no ...
the cardinals secluded from the outside world in a Papal conclave have used
smoke to ... the Sistine Chapel stove pipe from 5:55 PM until 6 PM on October 26,
1958. ... White smoke from a little chimney atop the Vatican is the traditional
One is used to burn the cardinals' ballots after they are cast and the other to ...
White smoke means a new pope has been chosen. If the smoke is released after
dark, a spotlight will be trained on the chimney so that it can still be seen, Vatican
... The stove will be tested before the conclave to make sure it can ...