March 13, 2013 – New Roman Catholic Church Pope 2013 Selected: Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Becomes Pope Francis I
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been selected at the new pope for 2013.
He has made history as the 266th pope to head over 1.2 billion Roman Catholics worldwide.
The 76-year-old cardinal was selected today in Vatican City.
Cardinal Mario Bergoglio hailed from Buenos Aires in Argentina.
He is the first non-European pope to be elected after 1,300 years.
Pope Francis I appeared on the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica just over an hour after white smoke poured from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel to signal his election.
The new pope 2013 dressed in the white robes of a pope for the first time, urged the crowd to pray for him.
Faithful Roman Catholics worldwide cheered after the announcement of the election of a new pope for 2013.
Thousands of people gathered under the rain at St Peter’s Square in Rome during the exciting announcement.
He will be formally celebrated on the 19th of March, 2013.