White smoke emerges from Vatican, Pope elected

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Vatican City, March 13: White smoke emerged from the Vatican indicating that the New Pope has been elected. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has been named as the new Pope. He has taken the name Pope Francis I.

The 115 cardinals held the first vote in the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday but it proved to be inconclusive.

The cardinals have been in a meeting for a second day to elect the new pope who will succeed Pope Benedict.

A large crowd has gathered at St Peter's Square. He will appear on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, after a church makes the official announcement - "Habemus Papum" - "We have a pope" - and provides the name of the new pontiff in Latin.

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