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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis (4th update)

March 13, 2013
By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

VATICAN CITY - Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.

 
 
 

 

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