Wednesday, 13 March 2013

INQUIRER.net: Sea gull perched on Sistine Chapel smoke stack steals show

INQUIRER.net
Philippine News for Filipinos
Sea gull perched on Sistine Chapel smoke stack steals show
Mar 13th 2013, 17:52

VATICAN CITY—With no pope, a sea gull is stealing the show at the papal conclave.   Smoke watching has become bird watching in St. Peter's Square after a sea gull perched atop the chimney that belches out smoke from the Sistine Chapel to signal whether or not a pope has been elected.   From the chapel's tiled roof, the gull had a commanding bird's eye view Wednesday of the sea of pilgrims eagerly waiting in the rain for papal tidings. Black smoke means no pope yet; white means "Habemus Papam"—"We have a pope!"   The bird offered welcome comic relief.   Dublin tourist Harry Sheeran quipped that the gull was "nearer to heaven than we are....

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