The new pope has been announced by senior Cardinal deacon Jean-Louis Tauran of France on the St Peter's Square balcony.
The new pope is Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
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.