conclave http://wfpl.org en The Smoke Is Black: No Pope After Cardinals' First Vote http://wfpl.org/post/conclave-begins-no-pope-today <strong>Update at 2:43 p.m. ET. No Pope Today:</strong><p>Black smoke just poured from the chimney above the Vatican. That means, as was expected, the cardinals did not choose a pope on the first vote of their conclave to name a successor to the now-retired Pope Benedict XVI. As the cardinals' ballots are burned, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli says, chemicals are added to a fire in a second stove to turn the smoke black if there's no pope elected and white if there is.<p>Now, if all goes as planned, the cardinals will vote again Wednesday. The next time to watch for smoke is 7 a.m. ET tomorrow. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:49:57 +0000 Mark Memmott 4441 at http://wfpl.org The Smoke Is Black: No Pope After Cardinals' First Vote