Voting resumes to elect new Pope
THE second day of deliberations is underway among Cardinals charged with electing a new Pope.
As reported, the 115 cardinal-electors shut off in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel reached no decision yesterday and this morning there was more black smoke - signalling another inconclusive vote.
They must remain sealed off until two-thirds agree on a leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, however, there is no clear frontrunner to replace Pope Benedict XVI.
The 85-year-old stepped down last month, saying he was no longer strong enough to lead the Church, which is beset by problems ranging from a worldwide scandal over child sex abuse to allegations of corruption at the Vatican Bank.
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After celebrating Mass this morning, the Cardinals returned to the Sistine Chapel to resume voting.
If there is no result by Friday, they will hold a day of prayer and reflection on Saturday before resuming the election.
The cardinals will vote four times daily until a single candidate garners enough support – at which point the smoke coming from the Sistine Chapel chimney will be white.
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