papal conclave http://www.kplu.org en Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis http://www.kplu.org/post/argentine-jorge-bergoglio-elected-pope-francis <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Jorge Bergiglio of</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;"> Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:13:12 +0000 The Associated Press 7972 at http://www.kplu.org Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis The Smoke Is Black: No Pope After Cardinals' First Vote http://www.kplu.org/post/watch-white-smoke-cardinals-begin-conclave-select-next-pope <strong>Update at 2:43 p.m. ET. No Pope Today:</strong><p>Black smoke just poured from the chimney above the Vatican. That means, as was expected, the cardinals did not choose a pope on the first vote of their conclave to name a successor to the now-retired Pope Benedict XVI. As the cardinals' ballots are burned, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli says, chemicals are added to a fire in a second stove to turn the smoke black if there's no pope elected and white if there is.<p>Now, if all goes as planned, the cardinals will vote again Wednesday. The next time to watch for smoke is 7 a.m. ET tomorrow. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:37:22 +0000 Mark Memmott 7950 at http://www.kplu.org The Smoke Is Black: No Pope After Cardinals' First Vote A rough guide to what will happen at tomorrow's papal conclave http://www.kplu.org/post/rough-guide-what-will-happen-tomorrows-papal-conclave The stage is now set for the opening act of one of the more spectacular and intriguing theatrical dramas on the planet: the election of a pope.<p>In Rome, TV camera crews have set up their positions on big platforms overlooking St. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:57:14 +0000 Philip Reeves 7939 at http://www.kplu.org A rough guide to what will happen at tomorrow's papal conclave