New pope elected
266th head of the Catholic Church13 March, 19:22
The bells of St Peter's rang out in confirmation of the election and a huge crowd applauded and chanted "Long Live The Pope, Long Live The Pope".
The pope is the 266th head of the Catholic Church since St Peter, the first one.
The conclave was very short, taking only five ballots over less than two days.
Benedict XVI spurred the election with his shock abdication last month.