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The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 13: Newly elected Pope Francis I waves to the waiting crowd from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Habemus Papam: Pope Francis I

13 March 2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis I, the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church Mar. 13, 2013.

The 76-year-old Archbishop of Buenos Aires was chosen to succeed Benedict XVI, who had resigned due to failing health.

Pope Francis I is the first pope from the Americas and also the first Jesuit to sit on the Vatican throne.

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