New Pope: Watch the Announcement Live (Video)

White smoke heralds new leader of Catholic Church

The selection of a new pope is a once (or twice, or thrice) in a lifetime experience — and it's happening right now.

Moments ago, white smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel, signalling that Roman Catholic cardinals have elected a successor to the retiring Pope Benedict XVI. A vast crowd has assembled outside the Vatican, as millions of Catholics — and the simply curious — crowd around televisions.

And poor you – you're stuck at work.

But don't worry about missing out on history. You can watch here: