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VATICAN CITY, March 13 (Itar-Tass) – Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, has been elected the new pope.
He appeared on the balcony of the St Peter’s Basilica in papal attire after the phrase “Habemus papam” (“We Have a Pope!") had been announced in Latin by the Cardinal Protodeacon, the senior Cardinal Deacon, upon the election of a new pope.
The announcement is given from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. After the announcement, the new pope is presented to the people and he gives his first Urbi et Orbi blessing.
The new 226th pope will have the name of Francis. He is the first non-European pope and the first Francis in the history of the Roman Catholic Church.