Thursday, 14 March 2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected As New Pope

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Catholics around the Vatican city and around the world yesterday waited for who will be the next pope.

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected yesterday as the new pope . Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the 266th pope, he will be the leaders of about 1.6 billions strong Roman Catholic Church.

Francis was elected on Wednesday on the second day of the conclave in Vatican City, after receiving the required two-thirds majority, or at least 77 votes of the 115 cardinal electors from 48 countries.
The 76-year-old from Buenos Aires is the first Jesuit and the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years.

Pope Francis I is 76 years old.

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