Pope Francis I (Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio)
Pope Francis I (Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio)

*Times set in GMT

20.37: Hail the new Pope Francis I

20.37: Pope closes his first public address and exits the balcony

20.35: Pope ask for blessings from Catholic faithful

20.29: He spent his entire career in Argentina

20.25: Pope Francis I is 78-years old

20.24: Pope Francis I prays for former Pope Bendeict XVI

20.23: New Pope Francis I on the balcony now addressing the crowd.

20.21: New Pope takes the name Francis

20.20: His appointment came following five rounds of voting.

20.18: New Pope is the first from South America

20.15: The new Pope is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina

20.12: Official announcement on the balcony that “We Have A Pope”

20.05: The lights leading to the balcony are on now, new Pope appearing soon.

20.00: New Pope to emerge any moment from now.

19.54: Thousands of Catholic faithfuls crowded at the Vatican City.

White smoke has emerged from the Sistine Chapel chimney signalling a new Pope has been chosen.

Meanwhile, the new Pope is being dressed to make his first appearance.

GlitzGhana will bring updates as this story devekops.

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