Catholic World News News Feature
WHITE SMOKE!! April 19, 2005
White smoke has risen from the Sistine Chapel, indicating that the conclave has chosen a new Pope.
The smoke began rising just before 6 pm, Rome time-- indicating that the successful vote probably came on the first afternoon ballot. Vatican officials had told observers that ballots would be burned after a second round of voting, probably closer to 7.
CWN will follow with results as soon as possible.