|CONCLAVE - LOTS OF BLACK SMOKE|
With three Ballots now complete, the Cardinals are showing a sound ability to generate black smoke.
No-one should think this unusual. In recent history only Venerable Pope Pius XII was elected on the third Ballot. But interestingly, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul I were elected on the 4th Ballot. So, it is not impossible that those of us here in Sydney could wake up to find that a new Pope has just been elected!
So let us all re-double our prayers for the Cardinals in Conclave to keep themselves open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and especially remember in those prayers the man who will be our next Holy Father - at present known only to God.