Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

March 18, 2013   // 0 Comments

by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press Vatican City (AP) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. Looking stunned, Francis shyly waved to the crowd of tens of thousands of people who gathered in St. Peter’s Square, marveling that the cardinals neede...

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