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Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Liveblogging the Papal Decision
12:06. Bells are ringing. There's a new pope on the 4th ballot. Given the quick decision, it's gotta be one of the two favorites: Ratzinger or Tettamanzi. Probably the first. Neither are favorites of mine.
12.30. Still no announcement. MSNBC commentator says he thinks it will be a Latin American. Hummes? Rodriguez-Maradiaga?
12:45. Joseph. Ratzinger. taking the (surprising) name Benedict.
12.50. There he is. Doesn't know what to do with his hands.
12.58. He's gone back in. Say what you will about the Catholic Church (and I can say a lot), but it's an amazing and historical process. And an incredible burden to take on for any mortal man. Here's hoping Pope Benedict XVI promotes true Catholic values - peace and equality - throughout the world.