The first vote of the papal conclave has concluded with black smoke billowing from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. As the ballots are burned, black smoke indicates that no pontiff has been elected. When white smoke appears, the world will know a new Roman Pontiff has ascended to the throne of St. Peter.
Conclave sessions will resume tomorrow at 0300 EDT with up to four possible votes throughout the day. No conclave in the past 100 years has lasted more than five days.