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Birds fly over the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Vatican Blog: How Church Officials Plan To Signal A New Pope

Officials at the Vatican promise that in this conclave there will be no ambiguity. When a new pope is elected, the smoke will be white and it will be accompanied by a chorus of bells ringing out across the Vatican and Rome itself.

03/12/2013