Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2013

Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is chosen as the 266th Pope

The new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who will replace Pope Benedict, who resigned in February, according to the Vatican.

The 115 voting cardinals selected  Jorge Mario Bergoglio during the second day of  deliberations after five ballots.

The 76-year-old Argentinian Bergoglio will take the name Pope Francis.

Public domain image/Rolf Süssbrich

Public domain image/Rolf Süssbrich


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