NEW POPE: Jorge Mario Bergoglio chosen as 266th pope

March 13, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Will take name Pope Francis I

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the archbishop of Buenos Aires has been chosen as the 266th pope.

The Argentine-born “Pope Francis I,” the son of an Italian railway worker, is said to prize humility.

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Bergoglio is the first ever pope from the Americas and the first non-European in more than a millenium.

He reportedly came in second during the 2005 balloting that ultimately elected Benedict XVI.

In a press release, Congresswoman Nidia Velazquez said “It is a source of pride to see the first election of a Pope from Latin America.  Equally important, Pope Francis has a distinguished record of working to comfort and assist the poor, while personally leading a humble life inspired by Christ.  Like all Catholics I am excited by his election and join in praying for him as he assumes his new role.”

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