The Catholic Church has a new leader.

At 7:07 CET, white smoke billowed from the Sistene Chapel, announcing to the world that the conclave had finally come to an agreement. Four previous ballots had failed to result in a victor.

Although the new pope has yet to be officially revealed, he is set to appear on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica within the hour.

The new pope has his work cut out for him, as the Catholic Church has been facing a lot of scrutiny in later years after numerous controversies involving corruption and sexual assault in the church.

Update: the new pope is Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. Bergoglio, or pope Francis, is the first Latin American to head the Roman Catholic Church.


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