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Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley at Mass at The Vatican Tuesday morning. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Jay Borselle)

Black Smoke, No Pope Yet As Cardinals Begin Voting At Vatican

The first vote was held around 2:40 p.m. Boston time and black smoke emerged from the Sistine Chapel chimney at the Vatican, signalling no pope has been chosen yet.

03/12/2013

Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass March 11, 2013 for the seminarians at the North American College in Rome (Photo courtesy: The Pilot/ George Martell)

Papal Conclave: Cardinal Sean O’Malley Still Among Front-Runners

Vatican officials say it is possible the cardinals may decide not to vote Tuesday, but if they do, it would be late in the day.

03/11/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrating Sunday Mass. (Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Makes Last Public Appearance Before Conclave

If Roman waiters and cab drivers are any indication, Cardinal Sean has the popular vote.

03/10/2013

A WBZ-TV video camera takes aim at the crowds outside St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Speculation Rampant Among Media

In the absence of information, there is rampant speculation. One Italian newspaper polled its writers — asking them to guess which Cardinals are now the leading candidates to become the next pope.

03/09/2013