Papal Conclave begins

Selection of a new Pope has begun.

The Papal Conclave has begun in Vatican City.

Voting is expected to start today.

People are notified if a Pope has been selected by the release of smoke.

If the smoke is black, there is no consensus choice.

If the smoke is white, a pope has been chosen.

Stay with NBC 25 on the web and on TV as we cover this historical event.