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VATICAN CITY - The conclave might have been quick - but not quick enough for some newspaper editors in Europe, who bemoaned the late hour as they tried to ready their next day's editions.

As the wait for the next pontiff to appear on the balcony dragged on, Archie Bland, deputy editor of The Independent in London, tweeted: "God clearly punishing newspapers with the timing here. Was the internet not enough?"

Peter Spiegel, Brussels bureau chief for the Financial Times, echoed Bland's sentiments. "Can someone please tell the new pope the (at)FT is about to miss it's 1st European deadline? (hash)HurryUp" he tweeted.

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