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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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Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica after being elected by the conclave of cardinals, at the Vatican, March 13, 2013.

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