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New Pope Elected

By Maddie Stachniak in Student News

As of today, March 13, a new pope has been elected. He will be known as Pope Francis, after Saint Francis of Assisi.  His birth name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is an Argentinian Cardinal, and will be the third consecutive non-Italian pope, as well as the first pope born in the Americas.

After former Pope Ratzinger's shocking resignation, people everywhere are anxious to learn more about the new pope. Thousands of supporters visited St. Peter's Square in Vatican City today to hear Bergoglio speak.

For information on Pope Francis, visit the New York Times here.

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