Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope of Roman Catholic Church

New Delhi/March 14
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina was today elected as Pope here today in Vetican City amid cheers from huge crowd gathered in St Peter’s Sqaure.
French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran from central balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica said that Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, the first Jesuit pope in history, was elected to the papacy in the election of the 265th Successor of Saint Peter, taking the name of Pope Francis.
Born on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Bergoglio was ordained for the Jesuits on December 13, 1969 during his theological studies at the Theological Faculty of San Miguel and also taught theology there. He had served as President of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina from November 8, 2005 until November 8, 2011 and was proclaimed Cardinal by the Bl John Paul II in the consistory of February 21, 2001.
The new pope will replace Pope Benedict who had declared his retirement in February, first in the history of Papacy, after which election were declared to elect new Pope.