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Black smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals failed to elect a new pope in the first ballot of their secret conclave on  March 12, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Smoke Emerges From Sistine Chapel Chimney; No Pope Selected On Day 1 Of Conclave

Black smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, signaling that a decision had not yet been made. The conclave will resume on Wednesday.

03/12/2013

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan (C) attends a meeting of prayer at St. Peter's Basilica with cardinals gathered in Rome for the conlave on March 6, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Catholics Everywhere Buzzing As Cardinals Pick March 12 As Conclave Start Date

The cardinals will continue pre-conclave discussions on Saturday and Monday. They will take Sunday off to celebrate Mass at churches across Rome.

03/08/2013

Cardinals Timothy Dolan (R) and Justin Francis Rigali arrives for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope on March 4, 2013 at the Vatican. (Photo: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinals Begin Pre-Conclave Meetings At The Vatican

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan was among 103 of the 115 electors who arrived at the Vatican Monday morning, while the other dozen are en route.

03/04/2013

People pass by a placard of the city of Rome in homage to Pope Benedict XVI on March 1, 2013 (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Dolan, Other Cardinals Say They Have Short List For The Next Pope

The papal succession process will start on Monday. That’s when cardinals will gather in Rome for formal meetings to set a conclave date to elect the next pope.

03/01/2013

Pope Benedict XVI (Photo credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI Changes Conclave Rules, Allows Earlier Start

Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates.

02/25/2013

The newly elevated Cardinals celebrate Mass with the Pope (Credit:1010 WINS Juliet Papa)

Cardinal Dolan Celebrates Mass With Pope Benedict XVI, Thanks Pilgrims

Looking weary during a third straight day of speeches and ceremony, Pope Benedict XVI led 22 new cardinals in Mass Sunday and prayed for help so that he and his aides can continue to carry out the Catholic church’s worldwide mission.

02/19/2012

Timothy Dolan (Credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/Getty Images/AFP)

Archbishop Dolan Delivers ‘Lively’ Remarks To College Of Cardinals

Apologizing for his rusty Italian, Dolan peppered his remarks with his trademark good humor. He told the cardinals that evangelizing in today’s world required its missionaries to live and spread the faith with love, joy and “sorry to bring it up, but blood.”

02/17/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

‘Rock Star’ Dolan Becoming Talk Of Rome, Deflecting Scandal Surrounding Pope

The Catholic Church is closely watching the attention Archbishop Timothy Dolan is receiving, praise and adulation one expert says is exactly what it needs right now.

02/16/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Archbishop Dolan Celebrates Special Mass In Vatican City For New York Delegation

The New York delegation gathered for Mass in a church founded 300 years after the birth of Christ. St. John Lateran is the personal church of the pope, who gave Archbishop Dolan special permission to celebrate Mass at the ornate main altar.

02/15/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file/credit: Mike Segar/AFP/Getty Images)

Dolan Becomes Cardinal Saturday, But Is Pope In The Future?

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan will be elevated to Cardinal in Vatican City this Saturday. As Cardinal, that would make him eligible to elected Pope.

02/15/2012

Pope Benedict XVI (credit: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

Wild Rumored Threats Against Pope Serve As Backdrop For Dolan Pilgrimage To Rome

This week hundreds of New Yorkers are traveling to Rome to witness as Archbishop Timothy Dolan becomes a cardinal. What they’ll find is the “eternal city” buzzing about an alleged plot against Pope Benedict.

02/13/2012

Archibishop Timothy Dolan is seen in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Before Elevation, Dolan Will Address Cardinals; Bloomberg Won’t Be In Rome

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan will get his red hat and be elevated to Cardinal at the Vatican on Saturday, but a day earlier has a performance before an elite audience.

02/13/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Exclusive: Archbishop Dolan Concludes Holy Land Visit, Sets Sights On St. Peter’s In Rome

New York’s archbishop wrapped up his trip to Israel and the Holy Land with an exclusive interview with CBS 2. For Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, it was an emotional pilgrimage.

02/01/2012

Father Justin Sinnante teaches his students about the College of Cardinals (credit: CBS 2)

NY Catholic School Students Greet Cardinal Dolan News With Cheers, Questions

“Not all of them (understand the significance), no. Very few,” said Fr. Thomas Collins, president of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.

01/06/2012