NEWS STORY: Cardinals Fail to Elect New Pope in First Day of Conclave

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c. 2005 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Roman Catholic cardinals meeting behind closed doors on Monday (April 18) failed to elect a new pope on their first attempt, burning their ballots in a cast-iron stove that sent black smoke swirling through the early evening sky above St. Peter’s Basilica. Dense black smoke rose from […]

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