Black Smoke From Chapel Chimney: No New Pope Yet (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 5:54 PM EDT

VATICAN (www.nbc33.com) -- A gasp from Saint Peter's Square as the faithful saw black smoke billow from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel.

Selecting a pontiff is well underway and the black smoke serves as a sign that there was no new Pope. 115 Cardinals had taken the oath to faithfully follow the rules of the Papal Election before the doors locked, leaving the Cardinals alone in the Sistine Chapel to pray and cast the first round of ballots.

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