Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina elected as new Pope, will be known as Pope Francis

Philip Pullella and Barry Moody of Reuters (via ABS-CBNNnews.com) report that "Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday (March 13), taking the name Francis and becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years."

Philip Pullella and Barry Moody of Reuters (via ABS-CBNNnews.com) report that "Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday (March 13), taking the name Francis and becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years."

 

The report further noted: "Pope Francis, 76, appeared on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica just over an hour after white smoke poured from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel to signal 115 cardinal electors had chosen him to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics."

 

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