New Pope Elected
The chimney the world has been watching spewed white smoke just after 2:10 p.m. local time, ending the papal conclave.
The white smoke signifies a new leader for the Catholic Church, after Benedict XVI’s resignation last month.
It’s an interesting day for Catholics, and while I don’t consider myself practicing, the tradition of it all is incredible to watch.
I visited St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican a few years ago, and there is definitely an energy there that I haven’t felt anywhere else.
UPDATE:. Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina has been named the 266th Pope, taking the name Francis.
We’ll bring your more details on the new Pope as they become available.