VATICAN CITY - 13 MARCH 2013: Thousands of rain-soaked faithfuls wait for the announcement of the new pope after a puff of white smoke came out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, where the conclave took place, announcing to the outer world that a new Pope had been elected, in Vatican City, on March 13, 2013. The 115 cardinals picked a new pope among their midst on the second day of the conclave, choosing Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina, the first South American pope to lead the church. Jose Mario Bergoglio, called Francis I, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church...On March 12, 2013, the 115 cardinals entered the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role. The conclave will take place inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.
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