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White smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel — a pope has been selected

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(PIX11/CNN) — White smoke has emerged from the Sistine Chapel, and bells are ringing in St. Peter’s Square, signaling a pope has been selected.

The 266th pope is expected to be introduced shortly  to a joyous crowd in Vatican City.

Seventy-seven votes were required to confirm a new pontiff to step into the shoes left empty by the historic resignation of Benedict XVI at the end of last month.

Whoever it may be will take on the leadership of a church that has been rocked by child sex abuse scandals and corruption claims in recent years.

 

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