The schedule for the conclave (with U.S. times)

I found this article which has an excellent summary of the Conclave process and estimated times for those of us in the US.

Here are some highlights:

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*]The first smoke signal can be expected about 7 p.m. [2 pm ET] Tuesday, after the first vote.

*]Beginning Wednesday, smoke would be expected at about noon [7 am ET] and again about 7 p.m [2 pm ET].

*]However, if a pope is elected on the first ballot of the morning, the white smoke would billow forth between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. [5:30 am and 6 am ET]. If he is elected on the first ballot of the afternoon, the white smoke would be seen between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. [12:30 pm and 1 pm ET].

*]After a white smoke signal, it takes about 40-45 minutes before the announcement of the name of the candidate who won. He must accept the office, change to white vestments and the cardinals pledge their obedience and pray again.
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The full article with much more detail is available here: catholicworldreport.com/Blog/2056/The_schedule_for_the_conclave_with_US_times.aspx

Pray for the Cardinals!

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Thank you for posting this! I was wondering when to tune in tomorrow!

Thanks Morwenna!

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Thank you!! :thumbsup:

Thank you!

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