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Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina Is Elected Pope

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Then Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio (R) draws the cross on the forehead of a believer during a mass for Ash Wednesday, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires. Photographer: Juan Mabromata/AFP via Getty Images

March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as pope today. His name was announced by French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran from a balcony over the main doors of St. Peter’s Basilica to thousands of faithful in the square below.

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