Live stream: New pope elected

White smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in St Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photo / AP
White smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in St Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photo / AP

White smoke has billowed from a Sistine Chapel chimney to show that a new pope has been elected to replace the frail Benedict XVI as leader of the world's 1.2 billon Catholics.

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