Kohler sighed, and his voice grew suddenly solemn.
To the utter astonishment of the cardinals, the camerlegno had entered the Sistine Chapel with two BBC reporters-a man and a woman-and announced that they would be transmitting his solemn statement, live to the world.
A new clamor arose from the crowd, and the pilot looked over to see a line of cardinals processing solemnly out of the Vatican onto St. Peter’s Square.
This was no solemn candlelight vigil.
He gave the camera a solemn stare as the white smoke rose behind him from the Sistine Chapel.