Jorge Mario Bergoglio waves on the balcony of the Basilica of Saint Peter in Vatican, March 13, 2013. Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 77, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected the new pope on Wednesday during a secret ballot in the cardinals' conclave in Vatican City. (xinhua/Alberto Lingria)
Argentinia's Bergoglio elected Pope Francis I
ROME, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 77, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected the new pope on Wednesday on the second day of secrete ballots in the cardinals' conclave held in Vatican City.
White smoke out of the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel and the sound of church bells announced at 7:06 p.m. local time (1806 GMT) that Bergoglio was the new pope in front of thousands of believers and international journalists who were waiting for the news in St Peter square. Full story