Comments for: Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio named new Pope Francis

Posted March 13, 2013, at 2:14 p.m.
Last modified March 13, 2013, at 6:12 p.m.

VATICAN CITY — Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, taking the name Francis I and becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years. Pope Francis, 76, appeared on the central balcony …

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