White Smoke From The Sistine Chapel Indicates New Pope

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-13 14:31:46-04

VATICAN CITY-White smoke coming from the Sistine Chaple indicates a new pope.

We have a few steps to take before we learn who the new pope is. Here’s will happen next:

– The new pope will leave the Sistine Chapel to put on his papal robes, then re-enter the chapel for prayer with the cardinals.

– The cardinals will then line up to congratulate the new pope and promise their obedience to him.

– The pope will then go back to Pauline Chapel to pray for a few moments.

– Only then will the pope prepare to reveal himself to the public. At the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, proto-deacon Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (assuming Tauran himself wasn’t elected) will appear and announce the new pope’s old name, and the name he will be known as from now on.

– The pope will then appear on the balcony.