Black smoke has belched from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, signifying no new pope has been chosen on the first day of
The cardinals are soon to be locked inside the Sistine Chapel and told to pick the right man to lead the Roman Catholic Church
Cardinals are meeting in the Vatican City to choose the next Roman Catholic pope. There is no obvious front-runner, but whoever
The secret deliberations and voting to elect a new Pope are to begin next Tuesday, the Vatican has announced. Last week, Pope
The Pope is bidding his final farewells to cardinals, Vatican staff and the Catholic world, as he prepares for his retirement
Who's in the running to be the next Pope - and who's most likely to be chosen? Find out about the various strengths and weaknesses