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Papal vote enters second day as cardinals look beyond Europe

Catholic cardinals are meeting for a second day to try to select a successor to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI amid speculation they may appoint the first pope from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

13th March, 2013
The Sistine Chapel.

Catholic cardinals are meeting for a second day to try to select a successor to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI amid speculation they may appoint the first pope from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

Black smoke wafted over the Sistine Chapel yesterday, indicating that no one had received the necessary two-thirds-plus-one votes on the first ballot of the conclave. Should two morning votes not produce a pontiff, the 114 cardinal-electors under the age of...

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