Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected the next pope. He has taken the name Francis
He is the first South American pope. Until last year, Bergoglio was the archbishop of Buenos Aires before stepping down because of his age. He is 76.
"The duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of Rome, and it seems to me that my brother cardinals have chosen one who is from far away, but here I am," he told the crowd in Vatican City on Wednesday night.
Bergoglio is considered a straight-shooter who calls things as he sees them and a follower of the church's most conservative wing.
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