Francis I elected pope

March 13, 2013, 8:39 PM GMT+0

After two days of deliberation, the Papal Conclave of Cardinals has elected a new pope: Jorge Mario Bengoglio of Argentia, henceforth Francis I.

Pope Francis, who previously served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires and the head of the Jesuit Order, is the first Pope from the Americas and the first non-European Pope in well over a millenium.

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