- Title: VATICAN CITY: NO POPE CHOSEN AFTER THREE CONCLAVE VOTES
- Date: 20th April 2005
- Summary: (BN09) VATICAN CITY (APRIL 19, 2005) (CTV) 1. WIDE OF ST. PETER'S SQUARE; SCU CHIMNEY ON SISTINE CHAPEL ROOF 0.16 (BN09) VATICAN CITY (APRIL 19, 2005) (REUTERS) 2. SLV TELEVISION SCREEN SHOWING CHIMNEY; WIDE OF ST. PETER'S SQUARE 0.22 3. MV PEOPLE WALKING PAST FOUNTAIN; MOTHER HANDING DAUGHTER BINOCULARS; SCU SMALL GIRL LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS AT CHIMNEY 0.34 4. CLOSE-UP ON VIEWFINDER OF VIDEO RECORDER, POINTING AT CHIMNEY; TOURIST FILMING CHIMNEY; SLV WOMAN WAVING FLAG; SLV GROUP OF NUNS SEATED ON GROUND 0.57 5. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) UNIDENTIFIED NUN SAYING: "We are here to pray for the Holy father. We want to say our prayers at the moment of election of the Holy Father and be in communion with the church around the world praying at this moment as well." 1.15 6. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) UNIDENTIFIED TOURIST SAYING: "There is no one like him (Pope John Paul II). I hope that the next pope will follow what he did, because there will only ever have been one like him. Pope John Paul II is one of a kind." 1.27 7. WIDE VIEW OF ST. PETER'S SQUARE FILLED WITH PILGRIMS; SCU TWO YOUNG PRIESTS LOOKING UPWARDS 1.44 8. SCU BLACK SMOKE; PEOPLE WATCHING AS BLACK SMOKE RISES OUT OF CHIMNEY; SCU MAN SPEAKING ON MOBILE PHONE; LAS BLACK SMOKE COMING OUT OF CHIMNEY; SLV PEOPLE WATCHING SMOKE ON GIANT TELEVISION SCREEN IN SQUARE; LAS CHIMNEY WITH BLACK SMOKE; MV MAN TAKING PHOTOGRAPH; SLV PEOPLE WATCHING (11 SHOTS) 2.31 9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLISH MAN SAYING: "The feeling is that we've spoken to someone who thinks the (inaudible) will be tomorrow and that we're going home tomorrow morning, so we're disappointed but we've seen some smoke." 2.41 10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLISH WOMAN SAYING: "It's watching history in the making, it's very interesting." 2.48 11. MV BACKVIEW NUNS WATCHING CHIMNEY; CLOSE-UP OF MAN WATCHING CHIMNEY; PEOPLE WATCHING; WOMAN TAKING PHOTOGRAPH (6 SHOTS) 3.25 12. MV MAN WHO THINKS THE SMOKE IS WHITE SAYING: "I am so glad. I am so glad." 3.33 13. SCU PEOPLE IN SQUARE; MAN WATCHING SMOKE AND SPEAKING ON MOBILE TELEPHONE; MAN BLOWING HORN; PEOPLE (3 SHOTS) 3.59 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Story Text: No Pope chosen after three conclave votes.
Roman Catholic Cardinals failed to choose a new pope
in two more votes on Tuesday (April 19, 2005) at their secret
Groups of tourists and curious onlookers gathered for a
second day in St. Peter's Square, with all eyes fixed on
the Sistine Chapel's chimney, in the hope that a puff of
white smoke will emerge, signalling the election of a new
Many carried binoculars to get a better view of the
chapel's small chimney. Others prayed in the square,
clutching rosary beads.
"There is no one like him (Pope John Paul II). I hope
that the next pope will follow what he did, because there
will only ever have been one like him. Pope John Paul II is
one of a kind," one woman said.
But just before noon (1000gmt) black smoke, signalling
that no papal candidate had won the required two thirds of
votes among the 115 cardinals, emerged from a chimney above
the frescoed Sistine Chapel.
There were again a few moments of confusion and among
thousands of faithful gathered in St Peter's Square as grey
smoke initially emerged, as it did after Monday's first
vote. The smoke comes from burning ballot papers and any
notes made by cardinals. Additives determine the colour
although the early confusion suggested this is an inexact
science in the Vatican.
Some of the people gathered at the sqaure were
"We're going home tomorrow morning, so we're
disappointed, but we've seen some," a man at the square
But a woman accompanying him said: "It's watching
history in the making, it's very interesting."
The red-robed cardinals, meeting in the chapel under
Michelangelo's majestic frescoed ceiling, will hold another
voting session at 4 p.m. (1400 GMT).
The early votes were not expected to be decisive but
are seen as a barometer of the strength of the conservative
and moderate camps.
The early vote on Monday, soon after the cardinals
retired into the chapel, signalled their desire to get down
to business swiftly and assess voting strengths. Experts
say the early votes are likely to have pitted front-runner
Joseph Ratzinger, standard bearer for the conservative
doctrinal heirs of Pope John Paul, against former Milan
Archbishop Carlo Maria Martini, who is seen as a stalking
horse for the moderate camp.
Tuesday's votes are expected to be crucial in assessing
whether Ratzinger can show the strength to win the papacy.
If the German cardinal slips back he is expected to
make way for another conservative. Bookmakers were already
lengthening his odds on Tuesday.
However even if the powerful Ratzinger, dean of the
cardinals and doctrinal watchdog for John Paul, pulls out
of the race he is likely to exert influence as a
"kingmaker" among the many undecided prelates.
The cardinals can hold two votes each morning and two
Most Vatican watchers expect the prelates from 52
countries to make their decision on Wednesday or Thursday
The 20th century's eight conclaves lasted from two to
five days, with the average just over three days. John
Paul's election came after three days and eight ballots.
Until the cardinals agree on a new pope, their only
communication with the outside world will be the smoke from
the Sistine Chapel chimney. But the bells of St Peter's
will also peal when a pope is elected.
Nothing must be discussed with anybody outside the
elite circle, not even with the cooks and confessors
waiting on the cardinals in their residence within the
To prevent any contact with the outside world, the
Sistine Chapel's 16th century frescoes have been joined by
21st century anti-bugging devices hidden beneath a false
Phones, television, radio and the Internet have all
been banned to ensure cardinals will not be swayed by the
world but will rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
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