Gallery: Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
Mar. 13, 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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.
A faithful touches a figure of Jesus Christ after attending a Mass inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. White smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, Wednesday evening, in Vatican City, meaning 115 cardinals in a papal conclave elected a new leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)