Electing the pope

Updated: Mar 12, 2013 21:03 IST

Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet attends a Mass for the election of a new pope inside St Peter's Basilica. The new pope will stop and pray in the Pauline Chapel for a few minutes before emerging on the loggia of the balcony overlooking St Peter's Square. Preceding him to the balcony is French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the protodeacon, who announces
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Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet attends a Mass for the election of a new pope inside St Peter's Basilica. The new pope will stop and pray in the Pauline Chapel for a few minutes before emerging on the loggia of the balcony overlooking St Peter's Square. Preceding him to the balcony is French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the protodeacon, who announces "Habemus Papam!" Latin for "We have a pope" and then introduces him to the world in Latin. The new pope then emerges and delivers his first public words as pope. AP/Andrew Medichini

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