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Sistine Chapel gets ready, historic chimney brought in for Conclave

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A seamstress is also part of the team. Her role is to prepare the tablecloths that will cover the desks and tables.

The two stoves have also arrived. One will be used to burn the ballots and notes. The other will be used to emit the white or black smoke, to indicate if a Pope has been elected. Inscripted in one of the stoves are the conclave dates, in which this one stove has been used.