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Conclave, the second day

10:16 After the first ballot yesterday with its black smoke, now there are 4 votes, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Its smoke that you get by burning the ballots, but are made not after every single vote, but at 12 o’clock in the morning and once in the evening at 19. If after a vote should be intermediate the election of the pope then the white smoke will be in the middle of the morning, between 10:30 and 11 am and in the afternoon from 17:30 to 18.

10.6 The means of social communication are “essential to share the gospel” and “contribute admirably to raise and enrich the spirit and spread and consolidation of the kingdom of God.” This was stated by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, Minister of Culture of the Vatican, in an interview in the new issue of `Life and Thought ‘, the magazine of the Catholic University in Milan, as the newspaper La Stampa anticipates a song.


“The Church – writes Ravasi – would feel guilty before the Lord if she did not utilize these powerful means.” According Ravasi the language of the computer is curiously approached the theological one, as demonstrated by the use of words such as: icon, save, justify. “Vocabulary that – said the cardinal – belong to the same Scripture, apparently so remote chronologically and ideologically.”

9:58 am in the Sistine Chapel during operations in the second ballot of the conclave, after that of yesterday afternoon which resulted in a “black smoke”. This morning, the cardinal electors, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, they moved first in the Pauline Chapel, where Mass was celebrated.
Then in the Sistine Chapel the recitation of the Hour media, and soon after, the new voting process. Today can be made four ballots, two in the morning and two in the afternoon

9:44 There waiting in St. Peter’s Square for the second smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. The Cardinals, in fact, after breakfast in Santa Marta, are returning in the Sistine Chapel for the second vote. Two votes in the morning, two more will follow in the afternoon. In St. Peter’s Square, despite the rain, some pilgrim is already pending with the nose of smoke.

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