When Should We Look for White Smoke?

When should we look for white smoke?

Until a pope is elected, twice a day there will be black smoke around noon and 7 PM. White smoke could appear at these times or earlier, around 10:30 AM or 4:30 PM if a pope is elected on the first ballot of the morning or afternoon.


Read Father Reese's full Q&A on the papal transition here.

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