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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

David Clohessy of SNAP

Sex Abuse Victims’ Group Says Cardinal O’Malley Has Not Done Enough

While Cardinal Sean is often applauded as a reformer after the sexual abuse crisis in Boston, SNAP put him on its “dirty dozen” list of possible popes, accusing him of withholding the names of some abusive priests.

03/11/2013

WBZ-TV's Aaron Strader working in Vatican City. (Credit: WBZ-TV's Lisa Hughes)

Reporting From Rome: Cardinals Hold Final Meetings Ahead Of Tuesday Conclave

Cardinals held their final meetings this morning. One hundred fifty two cardinals were present, 28 spoke.

03/11/2013

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

Pope Benedict XVI on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Bradley Jay: ‘Should The New Pope Tweet?’

The medium is the message.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/08/2013

St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: Americans Have Already Made History

As long a shot as it may be, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Cardinal Dolan from New York are mentioned as possible choices to be the next pope.

03/08/2013

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)

Conclave To Elect New Pope Begins March 12

The long-awaited conclave to elect the next pope will begin next Tuesday, the Vatican announced Friday.

03/08/2013

Pope Benedict XVI on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

NightSide – Former Ray Flynn Joins Dan Rea To Discuss Pope Benedict XVI

Pope’s Final Audience.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/05/2013

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