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Argentinian Bergoglio elected pope

Jesuit, 76, to become Francis I

Argentinian Bergoglio elected pope

Vatican City, March 13 - Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Borgoglio was elected pope Wednesday. Borgoglio, 76, is the first Jesuit pope. A conservative like his predecessor Benedict XVI and a strong supporter of helping the poor, he will become Pope Francis I. In his first words on the balcony of St Peter's, he said the cardinals who elected him had chosen someone "from the end of the Earth". Borgoglio has so far lived in a modest flat and clipped his own nails. He is the 266th pope and leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

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