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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After white smoke rose from a chimney above the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis I emerged onto the Vatican balcony as the new pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.


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