Pope Francis I

Argentinian Cardinal Jose Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francesco I. (Pope Francis) is elected as the new leader of the Catholic church in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City * CATHOLIC CARDINALS CHOOSE JORGE BERGOGLIO AS NEW POPE Cardinal JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been named the new Pope. White smoke billowed out of The Vatican's Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday evening (13Mar13) signifying a new pontiff had been chosen, 24 hours after cardinals started voting. The new pope greeted the masses crammed into St. Peter's Square from the balcony of St.

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