At the Vatican a Vow of Silence Reigns Until a Cardinal's Diary Is Found

Want details on the process for electing a new pope? Better wait for some Italian newspaper to gets its hands on a cardinal's diary.

ROME – These aren't simple days for the 5,700 journalists covering the papal conclave. Since Tuesday afternoon the cardinals have been isolated behind the Sistine Chapel's doors – and special jamming equipment – under solemn vow not to reveal details on the process for electing the next pope. Despite the four rounds of voting every day and the chimney on the chapel's roof, there's no indication of what's going...