.- The 265th. Pontiff of the Church comes from Germany and he is Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Ratzinger was elected today as the new successor of Peter. Thousands from all around the world celebrated the announcement at St. Peter´s Square.
The Cardinal Protodeacon Jorge Medina Estévez introduced the new Pontiff with the much awaited "Habemus Papam", in midst of the joyful acclamation of a vast multitude that packed the vatican Square and the "Via da Conciliazzione". The crowd was waiting, under a sudden rain, the first blessing of the new Pope.