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Can't Read Smoke Signals? Try A Pope Alert Via Text

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Can't Read Smoke Signals? Try A Pope Alert Via Text

Can't Read Smoke Signals? Try A Pope Alert Via Text

Can't Read Smoke Signals? Try A Pope Alert Via Text

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Popealarm.com, from the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, lets eager Vatican watchers sign up for a text or e-mail alert that will go out as soon as a decisive ballot is cast. Their slogan? "When the smoke goes up, you'll know what's going down."

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Even if the cardinals now locked away in the Sistine Chapel are losing sleep over who will become the next pope, that does not mean that you have to, thanks to Popealarm.com. The service is provided by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. It lets eager Vatican watchers sign up for a text or an email alert that will go out as soon as the pope is chosen.

Their slogan? When the smoke goes up, you'll know what's going down. It's MORNING EDITION.

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