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Published March 13, 2013, 04:48 PM

A new pope is elected

(WDAY TV) -- He's calling himself Pope Francis the First. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has been elected the new Pope today. He's 76. And from Argentina.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- He's calling himself Pope Francis the First. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has been elected the new Pope today. He's 76. And from Argentina.

He's the first pope ever from the Americas. The 76-year-old was elected on the fifth ballot, during the second day of the conclave to choose a successor to Pope Benedict.

He reportedly finished second in the conclave 8- years ago, when Benedict was named pope.

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