Electing a Pope: How the Conclave Works

BREAKING: White smoke has been seen at the Vatican, and an announcement on the identity of the new pope is pending. (Updated: 2:30 p.m., March 13, 2013.)

As the Religio banner indicates, it was a day of black smoke from the Vatican: the Papal Conclave did not select a successor to Benedict XVI after the first day of voting. Here’s a look inside the secretive meeting to elect the new pope. Produced by Mustafa Hameed and Stephen Jiwanmall.

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