76-Year-Old Argentinian Cardinal Bergoglio Named New Pope, First Ever from Americas

Max Read · 03/13/13 02:26PM

In a major surprise, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Argentinian cardinal predicted by almost no one, has been named Pope by the Papal Conclave. He will be the first-ever pope from the Western Hemipshere, and will take the name Francis I. Bergoglio was announced to a packed and cheering St. Peter's Square minutes ago, following the traditional burning of white smoke through the chimney of the Sistine Chapel.