BREAKING NEWS: New Pope has Been ChosenMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 13 2013 1:20 PM
Vatican City - Just moments ago a new Pope was elected and will be announced shortly who is the pope of the Catholic Church. The white smoke indicates the new pope has been elected.
According to the AP and Foxnews; White smoke billowed from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel Wednesday, indicating the cardinals have selected a new pope after two days worth of voting.
Cardinals have elected a successor to Benedict XVI, who stunned the Catholic world last month by becoming the first pope in 600 years to resign. Crowds packing St. Peter's Square were seen cheering the announcement as bells were ringing.
The new pope, who has yet to be identified, became the winner after receiving at least 77 votes, which is more than two thirds of the cardinals.
The new pope is expected to appear on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica within an hour, after a church official announces "Habemus Papum" -- "We have a pope" -- and gives the name of the new pontiff in Latin.