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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.

AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file

Argentine Cardinal

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, celebrating a Mass in honor of Pope John Paul II

at the Buenos Aires Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 4,

2005. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on

Wednesday the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.


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