Seagull perches on Sistine Chapel chimney
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Bird on Sistine Chapel chimney raises a smile

13 March 2013 Last updated at 16:52 GMT

A seagull raised a smile with reporters and commentators when it landed on the Sistine Chapel chimney where smoke emerges revealing the outcome of voting for a new Pope.

The Rev. Thomas Reese of Woodstock Theological Centre, said the bird was a symbol of God.