New Pope: Cardinal Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is Pope Francis

After two days of conclave the College of Cardinals have elected a new Pope.

Among the 115 Cardinal Electorate Cardinal Mario Bergoglio emerged as Pope Francis.

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope and first pope from the Americas.

Here's A brief history of the new Pope from the Guardian.

"The archbishop of Buenos Aires is a Jesuit intellectual who travels by bus and has a practical approach to poverty: when he was appointed a cardinal, Bergoglio persuaded hundreds of Argentinians not to fly to Rome to celebrate with him but instead to give the money they would have spent on plane tickets to the poor. He was a fierce opponent of Argentina's decision to legalise gay marriage in 2010, arguing children need to have the right to be raised and educated by a father and a mother. He was created a cardinal by John Paul II on 21 February 2001."

Here are some of the events on that night

Vatican Band Marches In To St. Peter's Square

The Room Of The Balcony Lights up

Cardinal Turano Announces The New Pope

Pope Francis Emerges From The Room

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