NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic church and has chosen the name Pope Francis.
The 76-year-old archbishop of Buenos Aires is the first ever pope from the Americas as well as the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
Crowds in St. Peter’s Square erupted in cheers after a cardinal proclaimed “We have a pope!” and revealed the identity of the new pontiff.New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
The world had been watching and waiting since the cardinals began their conclave on Tuesday to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
There had been no clear front-runner for a new pope but buzz had swirled around many including New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
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