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A new Pope is elected before the term to replace Benedict XVI is set to expire.
The announcement was made by Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi.
The election of a new pope is signaled with white smoke (fumata bianca) through the chimney and announced by the Cardinal Protodeacon, the senior Cardinal Deacon using the Latin phrase Habemus Papam! (We Have a Pope!).