2) New Pope? I'm thinking Ruini, but I'm kind of hoping Gantin.
Dad told me this weekend that one of the Vatican customs, when the pope dies, is that the Camerlengo taps the deceased pope on the forehead with a small silver hammer while thrice calling the pope by his Christian name. Apparently this custom stems from a belief that the soul resides in small chamber near the front of the skull. I'm also curious if this custom inspired the Beatles song.