Black Smoke from Vatican Means No Decision on Pope

March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 5:49 PM EDT

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Black Smoke from Vatican Means No Decision on Pope

March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 5:49 PM EDT

(ABC News)  Black smoke poured out of the chimney above the Sistene Chapel today, signalling that the first vote for a new pope did not succeed in settling on a new pontiff.

Few expected the first vote to determine the next pope and the black smoke was not a surprise. The next vote by the Catholic cardinals is expected to be held on Wednesday.

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