SAN ANTONIO -- Thousands and thousands of miles away from Rome, Italy, Catholics in San Antonio are watching and waiting to see who will be the next Pope.
"Right now we're Pope less, and it's not a good feeling," said Catholic Philip Duran, shortly after attending Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower,
The Cardinals held their first vote Monday, and black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney signaling a Pope had not been elected.
"Everyone has that anticipation of when it's going to happen," said Deacon Antonio Rodriguez.
There's a lot of wondering as to who the new Catholic leader might be. Philip Duran told News 4 here's hoping for Timothy Dolen, the Archbishop of New York.
"I'm kinda rooting for Dolan, I'm kinda hoping he becomes Pope, I think he'd bring new ideas, " added Duran.
The Cardinals can vote four times a day, twice in the morning and in the afternoon.
"We'll just keep praying, we'll just keep praying, I hope that they don't rush, I hope that they do take their time, " said Catholic Mary Therese Corcoran.
When two thirds of the Cardinals agree on a new Pontiff, white smoke will appear from the Chapel.