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?
The music has stopped, and the crowd is suspended in anticipation for the announcement of the new pope.
Your step-by-step guide to electing a new pope.
There are no swing states and no polls - all we can do is to watch the chimney for the smoke and wait for the answer, blowing in the wind.
Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are gathering in Rome to elect a new pope. Here are some facts about the Papal conclave.