What Do You Think of the Choice for Pope?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, will lead the Catholic Church.
White smoke has risen from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, signifying that two-thirds, or 77 of the 115 Cardinals eligible to vote, have agreed on the man to succeed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
The Cardinals have elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to lead the Catholic Church. Bergoglio, who has chosen the name Francis, is the first Jesuit in Papal history and was the runner up behind Benedict in the last Papal Conclave.
Read more about Francis in the New York Times — The New Pope: Bergoglio of Argentina
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