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The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 13: Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

White smoke over Sistine Chapel

March 13, 2013

White smoke has risen from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, signifying that the new pope has been selected. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected by the cardinals. He has taken the name Pope Francis