Posts Tagged ‘Smoke’

Vatican offers smoke watcher support

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Vatican Spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, Saturday, gave smoke watchers, either in St Peter’s Square, on TV, or the Internet, some broad indications on what times to look for smoke once the Conclave starts on Tuesday afternoon. Two votes are taken in the morning and another two taken in the afternoon, and when the balloting is unsuccessful, Read more

Smoke not txt messages to signal papal election

Monday, March 11th, 2013

The Vatican is using a mixture of old-fashioned, traditional and ultra modern technologies as it prepares the Sistine Chapel for Tuesday’s conclave. A mixture of smoke signals, and a new stove, blacked out windows, and high-tech electronic jamming devices, are all being used. While the Vatican has not given details of electronic jamming and surveillance equipment Read more