Crowd goes silent in anticipation of Papal announcement


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.


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.