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Argentinian Jorge Maria Bergoglio elected new Pope

Source : | 13 March 2013 |  Headlines | 1609 views


Morocco World News

New York, March 13, 2013

The Argentinian Jorge Maria Bergoglio has been elected on Wednesday new Pope of the catholic church. Earlier on the day, white smoke billowed from a Sistine Chapel chimney to show that a new pope has been elected to replace the frail Benedict XVI as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

He is the 266th pope in the Catholic Church’s 2,000-year history. the new Pope, who will call himself Francis, is 76 years old. He is the first Pope from Latina America and a developing country

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