The new pope Jorge Bergoglio used to cook his own meals, live in a simple room and eschewed his official limousine to take the bus when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina, Channel 4 reports.
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.