Your Guide to How the Pope Is Chosen

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  • Peter Turkson
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  • Conclave
  • Pope Benedict XVI

Where Do the Cardinals Vote?

Each conclave, the cardinals cast their ballots at the historic Sistine Chapel, under Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes. The chapel has been transformed for the occasion, including the addition of two stoves and chimneys that will signal with black or white smoke once they cardinals have come to a decision. (Photo: AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)