New Pope Elected as White Smoke Rises Over St. Peter’s

New Pope Elected as White Smoke Rises Over St. Peter’s

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Swiss guards stand while the balcony where the new pope will appear is seen in the background minutes after white smoke rose from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel (not pictured) meaning that Roman Catholic cardinals elected a new pope on the second day of their secret conclave on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican.