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Whew! Argentina wins! Now all we gotta worry about is the Falkland Islands and endless Evita revivals.
Personally I was hoping for New York’s Timothy Dolan in the papal runoff. The world needs a good old backslapping wisecracker.
Why not? Crazier things have happened. The Nobel commission gave Barack Obama the Peace Prize before he’d served like 45 minutes in office.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 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 a few minutes past 7 p.m., many shouting “Habemus Papam!” or “We have a pope!” – as the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica and churches across Rome pealed.
The pope, whose identity isn’t yet known, is due to emerge from the loggia overlooking St. Peter’s Square to deliver his first words as the bishop of Rome. The lag time was giving Romans plenty of time to get to St. Peter’s, and a steady stream of pilgrims and tourists were making their way.
It’ll probably be the Italian guy, though.
Just so he doesn’t say things like, ‘I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse’ and stuff.