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: Mother, 12-Year-Old Daughter Killed In Queens Car Crash
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.'God Is Not Sleeping': Grief-Stricken Family Calls For Suspect In Deadly Long Island Stabbing To Turn Himself In
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: Jackie Mason, Comic Who Perfected Amused Outrage, Dies At 93
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