Photos: Catholic church elects new pope

Photos: Catholic church elects new pope

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 13: People cheer in St. Peter's Square as white smoke billows out signifying that the Cardinals in the Conclave have come to a decision on a new Pope on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinals entered the conclave on March 12 to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave inside the Sistine Chapel is attended by 115 cardinals as they voted to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 13, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 12:30 PM

Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pope in a remarkably fast conclave. Click here to see the photos.
 

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