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HOLY SMOKE

CARDINALS DECIDE ON

NEW POPE!

3/13/2013 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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White smoke is coming out of the holy chimney at the Vatican ... signaling that Cardinals have finally selected a NEW POPE!  

The THOUSANDS of people who are waiting at St. Peter's Square are going crazy right now -- cheering, shouting, praying.  The place is packed ... it's like Pope-chella.

It only took the Cardinals 5 rounds of voting during the secret conclave in the Vatican to select the Catholic Church's new fearless leader.

The new pope is expected to be announced to the world within the hour.

Dennis Rodman is so happy right now ...

Story developing ...

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71 COMMENTS

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31.

Lucky_130    

This may not be a very popular comment but I think all of this is way too much. The pope is not god, he is not Jesus, and he is not some kind of deity. He is just a dude that is unfortunately worshiped as god, and as Jesus, and as a deity.

596 days ago
32.

Iliveonafarm    

Bring on the Anti Christ!!

596 days ago
33.

Phil    

The white smoke coming from The Vatican signifies the do***ents being burned with the names of all the Priests, Bishops and Cardinals who have buggered little boys.

596 days ago
34.

migs    

Pope-chella! more like Papa-palooza

596 days ago
35.

v montpetit    

hmmmm.... a new pope, who the hell cares

is this TMZ or CNN

596 days ago
36.

andy    

Somehow, . . . the smoke monster on "LOST" made a little more sense to me, but, then again, I'm not Catholic!!!
GOOD TIMES.

596 days ago
37.

CharlieDon'tSurf1    

Wow, the new pope is 76 years old. Talk about reverse age descrimination. A new pope is about as relevant to me as much as whether I decide to go just one more day wearing the same sox. In fact, I know why TMZ is covering this non-entertainment or sports "entertainer" story because it's as irrelevant to most as just about anything that is posted on this site. I'm not knocking TMZ but the single most relevant story posted on this site, ever, is how Valerie Harper is dealing with her brain cancer and diagnosis. It's like affirming and it means something. I know, I'm an entertainment junkie like many but the day when a site like TMZ or any BS entertainment news site can no longer exist financially would be the time when people get their priorities straight. If TMZ could post about even semi-relevant stories once in a while, it would help TMZ. Harvey, religion and politices do not belong on this site. If your having a slow BS news day, just post, "It's a slow BS news day, why not visit a relevant site that would mean something to you and your community"?

If I started a web site along the lines of TMZ, I would call BSNews.com the tag line would read, "If this "news" ever even starts to approach being meaningful to you, GET A LIFE" another would be, "Yeah, your just here to kill time or boredom and thanks for being unfulfilled."

596 days ago
38.

fargone    

Somebody voted more than once. Lot of that going on lately since last November.

596 days ago
39.

OH NO!    

All that smoke and no Snoop Dog? WTF?

596 days ago
40.

NOT ELMO    

HOLY SMOKE
CARDINALS DECIDE ON
NEW POPE!................Latinos / Hispanics Dominating The World....

596 days ago
41.

Mrugowsky    

Since the world's fate is resting on the shoulders of this decision.

596 days ago
42.

you know it    

people going this crazy over a pope? wait until Jesus comes back and lets see what they'll do then!

596 days ago
43.

t    

and in other news...Kim Kartrashian seen boarding a plane at LAX to Rome to get her unborn bastard blessed by the new Pope...

596 days ago
44.

U.S. Anti-Drug Think Tank     

Pope Francis I elected today 3/13/13! "Bull!" Anybody else hear the Holy Ghost holler that? Chosen so fast, it screams politics by Cardinals, afraid of the media. All the way, from way down South in southern South America. Argentina! Sounds like the direction to go, to take attention away from priest abuse, into closure and on to moving fwd. Alleluia Jesus! How much work can a 76-year old Pontiff do? How much energy and drive will he have to do it? Known for his humility = sounds like lazy, elite, escape and selfish. Weak Pope Benedict was fiddling in Rome, in the writing zone, ever since years ago, when he was JPII's #1 man to fight priest abuse. Recall what the Holy Ghost did to JPI in 1978? He was Pope 33 days. The Holy Ghost don't play.

596 days ago
45.

Cold Azz Honkey    

Who cares

596 days ago
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