Pope Francis is elected

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, accepted his election as the 266th head of the Roman Catholic church on March 13.  He chose the name Francis, the first pontiff to use this name.

( Tony Gentile/Reuters )

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, accepted his election as the 266th head of the Roman Catholic church on March 13. He chose the name Francis, the first pontiff to use this name.

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