Black smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel, meaning no pope

Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-12 14:56:17-04

Sistine Chapel ready to host conclave; elections for new pope begin TuesdayBlack smoke has emerged from the Sistine Chapel, meaning the Conclave of 115 cardinals has failed to select a pope in its first vote.

They need two-thirds, or 77 of the cardinals, to settle on a candidate before they have a pope. They are expected to vote again on Wednesday.

Here’s how the conclave process works.