Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the son of an Italian railway worker, has been chosen as the new pope. Bergoglio is the first Jesuit pontiff. He has taken the name Francis I.
He is the first Latin American pope to lead the church.
Francis was elected to the papacy after two days of conclave meetings with a total of five ballots cast, the Huffington Post reported. He is the 266th pope.
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