The New Pope of the Roman Catholic Church is Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger from Germany. He won on the fourth ballot.
Ratzinger is a former member of the Nazi youth and supported the Franco regime in Spain. Could there be a more conservative person to choose for Pope, that's unlikely. Ratzinger was and is very opposed to condom distribution, women clergy or deacons and gays.
Are any of you surprised?
More thoughtful reflection later... 'tis another sad day for those in Africa dealing with AIDS, for women and queers everywhere.