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Date of Next Election of Catholic Pope

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When the Pope dies (or resigns), the Cardinals of the Cathlic Church convene a Papal Conclave to elect the Pope's successor. This mysterious procedure culminates in the fumata, traditionally the burning of the ballots. Black smoke indicates that the ballot was inconclusive, while white smoke indicates that a new Pope has been elected.

When will the Catholic Church Elect a new Pope?

This question will resolve as the earliest date after June 1, 2020 at which white smoke is emitted from the building in which a Papal Conclave is meeting.

If the Catholic Church or Papacy dissolves during or in the wake of Pope Francis' papacy, this question will resolve as Ambiguous.

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