The Chicago Tribune reported on March 13, 2013, that there was no consensus on the new Pope yet.
The cardinals cast their first ballot votes on Tuesday and there are up to four rounds of secret voting every day from Tuesday until there's a pontiff.
Tuesday night was spent closeted by the cardinals in a nearby guesthouse and they attended Mass in the Pauline Chapel and spent Wednesday morning in Sistine Chapel to hold the two morning ballots. The Cardinals will resume voting after lunch.
Since the start of the 20th century, only Pius XII was elected within three ballots in 1939. Atleast seven ballots on an average were required during the last nine conclaves.
In 2005, Benedict was elected after only four ballots. Atleast 77 votes are required by a candidate to become pope and white smoke with the sound of church bells will signal the election of the Pope, acceptance by him, choosing a name and white vestments donned by him.