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Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio elected new pope

Published On: Mar 13 2013 01:05:24 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 08:38:07 PM PDT

Jorge Bergogolio was elected pope on March 13, 2013. He is the first non-European pope in the modern era. He is also the first pontiff from South America, and the first Jesuit to be elected head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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This is the first Pope Francis. The name parallels one of the most venerated figures in the Roman Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi.

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