First South American pontiff chosen

Pope Francis I, formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, was chosen today to be the new pope by the conclave of Cardinals according to numerous news outlets.

After two days of voting, the new Pope Francis I was presented before the congregations waiting in the streets of the Vatican.

This move marks the first time in history a South American man has been voted in as Pope according to CNN.

Pope Francis I will officially be recognized as the new pontiff during a Mass later in the month in which a delegation of world leaders, including Vice President Joe Biden, a Roman Catholic himself, will attend.

 

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