First Day Of Papal Conclave

5:50 PM, Mar 12, 2013   |    comments
  • 5,200 journalists traveled to Rome to cover the Conclave. Here are a few of them editing their 11 p.m. stories (@smewing via Twitter)
  • Heading for another 14 hour day with my veteran team of Samara 'Sam' and Greg G (@brucejohnson9 via Twitter)
  • The rules of holding a Papal Conclave (@smewing via Twitter)
  • Pilgrims in line at St. Peter's where cardinals hold mass at 5 a.m. DC time Tuesday (@smewing via Twitter)
  • Cardinal Theodore McCarrick , former Washington archbishop tells Bruce Johnson he thinks we could have a new Pope by Thursday.
  • Cardinals at pre-conclave mass at St Peter's, which was packed with 15,000 people. Pilgrims outside listened via speakers. (@smewing via Twitter)
  • Italian paper says odds makers/bookies have Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola winning the conclave
  • 'In Rome they speak of centuries where as in the States we only know many decades' (@brucejohnson9 via Twitter)
  • Crowd gathers to watch first smoke from the Sistine Chapel (@smewing via Twitter)
  • Black smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The black smoke indicates that the new pope has not been elected yet. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
  • 'Security tight at Vatican. Hours before conclave begins. Cardinals at mass now' (@brucejohnson9 via Twitter)
  • The Papal Conclave starts. First smoke could come between 7 and 8 p.m. ET (@smewing via Twitter)
  • Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell on the CBS This Morning set overlooking St. Peter's Square (@brucejohnson via Twitter)
  • 'More that 5,500 journalists here to cover conclave at Vatican in 24 languages (@brucejohnson9 via Twitter)
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On Tuesday, the 115 cardinals failed to elect a pope on their first try after black smoke poured out of the Sistine Chapel chimney. They will be isolated and sworn to secrecy until a decision is made. WUSA 9's Bruce Johnson and his crew are in Rome. Here are the photos they shared with us on their trip the first day of the papal conclave.

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