White Smoke is blowing from the Vatican’s chimney. We will know the identity of the new Pope shortly.
Update 2:40: No announcement yet, but it should be coming shortly. I just have to say as someone who couldn’t watch eight years ago, this is awesome.
Update 3:00: Thomas Peters has linked to this handy dandy list of the Cardinals’ names in Latin, so you will know who the new Pope is approximately three seconds sooner.
Update 3:12: It’s Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina, and he has chosen the name Francis.
Update 3:49: John Allen had written a profile of Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis I, a week ago. H/t: Dale Price. Reading some of the critical comments at the Reporter fills me with great hope.