CNN PRODUCER NOTE iReporter joelsdb, a Catholic priest from the Philippines currently in Rome as the conclave was held, has been capturing the scene around the Vatican: 'Being among the thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, I can observe the joy of the people as they wait for the new pope: young people were singing in a festive mood in one spot; Catholic nuns praying and chanting solemly in another corner of the Square as they waited for the announcement of smoke from chimney. The rain did not dampen the spirits of the people who are from different nations around the globe. It was interesting--to hear a collective applause when they saw some white smoke, only to be followed by a mass of black smoke which yielded from the people a sigh of disappointment.' Check out his interview with CNN's Becky Anderson.
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer