To the horror of liberal theologians everywhere, white smoke arose from the Sistine Chapel and the Cardinals have elected Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Ratzinger, AKA Captain Old School, has been a head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (read: Inquisition) - the Vatican's guardian of orthodoxy since 1981. For a complete biography, click here.
As I previously predicted, the Cardinal was as old as possible (age 78) and chose the name Benedict. He was not an italian, but then next best thing, being a Vatican insider for years.
In any event, welcome to the shoes of the Fisherman, el papa.