Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
Nuns and faithful watch from the Apostolic Palace in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope on Wednesday to lead the Roman Catholic Church, a prelate announced to huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square. He took the name Pope Francis, the cardinal said. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)