Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio elected new pope

Published: Mar 13 2013 04:05:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 11:38:07 PM EDT

Jorge Bergogolio was elected pope on March 13, 2013. He is the first non-European pope in the modern era. He is also the first pontiff from South America, and the first Jesuit to be elected head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Jorge Bergogolio was elected pope on March 13, 2013. He is the first non-European pope in the modern era. He is also the first pontiff from South America, and the first Jesuit to be elected head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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