A New Pope

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    It was just made official. After some debate about what color the smoke was, it's been confirmed there is a new pope. Much quicker than expected, and I believe they said it was the quickest election of a new pope in over a century.
     
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    If they burn the ballots - no chance for a recount. :flameth:
     
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    Can't be, Pope John Paul I was elected after two votes, this one after four.

    (Pope John Paul II after 8 votes)
     
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    Thank God....
     
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    Or to see how close the vote was. I think there is a reason for the burning of the votes. However at least 2/3 would have to agree to the decision or there would be internal church issues at the Cardinal level.
     
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    Do we know who it is or do we wait for him to appear on the balcony??? That was quick!!
     
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    They always burn the ballots to maintain secrecy, I thought.
     
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    But in actual time this one is quicker. When John Paul I was elected they didn't take a vote at all on the first day.
     
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    what year was john paul I elected?
     

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