We have a pope!

By coincidence I was up (working) at 3.50 am and Fox News shows white smoke coming from the Vatican. No bells ringing yet, or the name of the new Pope.

UPDATE: The bells are ringing. A Pope in near record time. The 265th pope was elected on the 4th ballot.

UPDATE II: And they have appeared to announce the new Pope is Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. For once the favourite does win.

I must note, for the sake of the National Business Review, that on 28 January 2005 I revealed my assistance to the good Cardinal’s campaign 🙂

Cardinal Ratzinger will be known as Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict XV reigned from 1914 to 1922.

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