Black smoke this morning. Two more rounds of voting this afternoon.

Once again, black smoke was seen from the Sistine Chapel chimney today at 11:40 am in Rome, indicating that the conclave of cardinals did not elect a new pope in either of the two rounds of voting that took place this morning.

Two more votes will be taken this afternoon. If a new pope is elected after the first vote, white smoke will be seen between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm in Rome (12:30 pm and 1 pm ET); if not, no smoke will go up until after the final vote, between 6:30pm and 7 pm (1:30 pm and 2 pm ET).


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Catherine Harmon is managing editor of Catholic World Report.