White smoke above the Sistine Chapel
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White smoke announces election of new Pope

White smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel chimney has announced to the world that cardinals gathered inside have elected a new Pope to head the Catholic Church.

Crowds in St Peter's Square cheered and bells rang out as the smoke appeared. Allan Little reports from Vatican City.

Live coverage of the election of the new Pope

  • 13 Mar 2013
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