APRIL 19, 2005 - Posted at 11:06 a.m. CDT
VATICAN CITY - Smoke is coming from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel, but it's uncertain whether it's the white smoke that would signal the election of a new pope.
Vatican Radio now says it's hard to tell if the smoke is black or white. Black smoke would signify that cardinals again failed to elect a pope.
But the crowd below in St. Peter's Square responded with cheers...many apparently believing the smoke signified that a pope had been chosen.
The bells above St. Peter's Square are now ringing, confirming that a new pope has been elected.