‘Habemus Papam’

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Photo by AP

We have a new Pope!

Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina's conservative Catholic church.

Known until Wednesday (Thursday in Philippines) as Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed, the Associated Press reported.

He came close to becoming pope last time, reportedly gaining the second highest vote total in several rounds of voting before he bowed out of the running in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI.

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