Crowd goes silent in anticipation of Papal announcement

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Crowds are now shouting "Viva il Papa," or "Long live the pope!" I wonder if B16 is watching on TV at Castel Gandolfo. Is he sad? Relieved?

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The music has stopped, and the crowd is suspended in anticipation for the announcement of the new pope.

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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.