Who is the New Pope: New Pontiff Elected in The Vatican


The 115 cardinals convened in The Vatican have elected a new pope after the sudden resignation of former Pope Benedict XVI, who cited health reasons for his departure. According to CNN, the name of the new pontiff will be revealed within the hour. Front runners include; Cardinal Peter Turkson, who would be the first black pope, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Archbishop Angelo Scola, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco. Click here for a list of the front runners along with their backgrounds.