Pope Francis introduced, speaks to crowd

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by KHOU

kvue.com

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 14 at 8:20 AM

VATICAN CITY -- Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pontiff in a remarkably fast conclave. Tens of thousands of people who braved cold rain to watch the smokestack atop the Sistine Chapel jumped in joy when white smoke poured out, many shouting “Habemus Papam!” or “We have a pope!”—as the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica and churches across Rome pealed.

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