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First conclave vote has no pope selected as black smoke rises from Sistine Chapel

Associated Press

Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel's chimney Monday evening, signalling that the cardinals sequestered inside for the first papal conclave of the new millennium failed to elect a new pope.

The black smoke meant the 115 voting cardinal "princes" of the church would retire for the night and return to the chapel Tuesday morning for more balloting in their search for a successor to Pope John Paul II.

If two morning ballots fail to produce a pope, the cardinals could hold two more votes Tuesday afternoon.

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