Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio elected new pope

Published On: Mar 13 2013 03:05:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 10:38:07 PM CDT

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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Bergoglio is considered a straight-shooter who calls things as he sees them, and a follower of the church's most conservative wing.

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