Cardinal Ratzinger Elected Pope Benedict XVI

The white smoke has flowed and the bells have rung. German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was selected as the 265th holy father on the second day of the conclave. He will be known as Pope Benedict XVI. [The 16th]

Newly elected Pope Joseph Ratzinger of Germany waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Tuesday, April 19, 2005. (AP Photo/ Andrew Medichini)

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Elsewhere:

New Pope Elected on Second Day of Conclave [AP]
Biography of Pope Benedict XVI [Carpe Bonum]
Cardinals’ Detractors Hang ‘Dirty Laundry’ [Guardian]
Books by Pope Benedict XVI [Amazon]
Blogger Roger Cadenhead wins the papal domain landrush [Workbench]

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