College of Cardinals begins process of picking next pope
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(KTNV) -- The 115-member of the College of Cardinals will begin work on their task today to pick the next pope.
Their meeting will be top secret and at the end, 114 will still be cardinals and one among them will be the next leader of the Catholic church.
There are still no clear front runners, only speculation and favorites.
The College of Cardinals will vote each day until a new pope is chosen. In the past, it has never taken more than 5 days to pick a new leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
The cardinal will write the name of their pick on a slip of paper. It takes two-thirds majority to end the process.
After each round of voting, the ballots will be burned.
Black smoke from the Vatican signals no decision. White smoke means a pope has been chosen.
The first signal should come around 11 a.m. in the United States.