Choosing a new pope: Full coverage of the election of Pope Francis

The election of a New World pope
Roman Catholic cardinals choose Jorge Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, and Bergoglio chooses to be known as Francis, the first pontiff to take that name. He was selected after five rounds of voting in the heavily veiled process of picking a new leader for the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.

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