Black smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel chimney, no pope on first try
Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney earlier, signaling cardinals have failed to elect a pope on their first try.
The cardinals held the first day of the conclave on Tuesday and are reportedly deeply divided over the problems of the church and who best among them could fix the problems following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
The Vatican made it clear they didn’t expect a winner on the first ballot.
The cardinals now return to the Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel for the night. They return to the Apostolic Palace for Mass Wednesday morning and a new round of voting.