As news spread that the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel was billowing white smoke to signal the election of a new pope, anticipation began to build for the new pontiff's first appearance on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Here's a quick rundown of what happens after cardinal electors choose a pope.
Pope Francis is the first pope from the New World. For Latin America in particular — home to 43 percent of all Catholics — this is a momentous occasion.
Pope Francis I is the first pope from the New World. For Latin America in particular — home to 43 percent of all Catholics — this is a momentous occasion.
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The new pope is known for his appeal to the common man, but appears to hold many of the same conservative views as his predecessor.
White smoke emerged from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel signaling the selection of a new pope.
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