Black smoke on the second day of the conclave historic
March 13, 2013
The 115 cardinals gathered since Tuesday in a historic conclave live on Wednesday the second full day of voting, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, to elect Benedict’s successor.
Black smoke turned to end the first vote this morning because no cardinal had achieved the necessary votes.
The Cardinals spent their first night at the Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican comfortable residence that will host throughout the conclave, whose duration is uncertain.
Experts say there are several candidates, which include Italian Angelo Scola, the Brazilian Odilo Scherer, Canadian Marc Ouellet or American Timothy Dolan.
If the conclave stretches, are more likely to come into play a name that did not appear until now.