Conclave

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

Cardinal Sean O'Malley on a flight to Rome on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. (Photo courtesy: Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley At Vatican As Conclave Preparations Begin

Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley is now at the Vatican to prepare for the election of the next pope.

02/27/2013

White smoke vents up from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals had elected a new leader after a conclave lasting little more than 24 hours, April 19, 2005 at Vatican City. (Photo credit THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

What Is The Conclave?

So what is a conclave and what happens there?

02/27/2013

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