Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

From The Telegraph:
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from Argentina, has been elected as the first Pope from the Americas and is named Pope Francis after white smoke billows from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel and the bells toll from St Peter's basilica.

The election came on the first full day of voting by the 115 cardinal-electors, who secluded themselves behind the Vatican's medieval walls on Tuesday afternoon - more quickly than many had expected.

On a cold and drizzly night in the Vatican City, the tension was broken after five voting sessions, with the arrival of white smoke from the chimney on the top of the Sistine Chapel.
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