The Papal Conclave Day One

A group of priests wait for a sign of smoke in St. Peter's Square on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals have entered the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave started on March 12 inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.
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