Argentine cardinal is new pope

Argentine archbishop Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

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Vatican chimney installed ahead of conclave

The chimney used to send up smoke signals to confirm whether a new Pope has been elected has been installed at the Vatican. Workers climbed onto the roof this morning to move it into position. Roman Catholic cardinals will enter a conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict on Tuesday.

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