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Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio is new pope, will take name Pope Francis I

REUTERS
Thu 14 Mar 2013 -

VATICAN CITY, Rome ---Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church, and said he would take the name Francis I.

It's official: Benedict becomes pope emeritus

LOS ANGELES TIMES
Fri 01 Mar 2013 -

VATICAN CITY, Rome ----- -- Benedict XVI's nearly eight-year papacy has ended, a transition to “pope emeritus” he marked at 8 p.m. Thursday in the papal summer retreat at Castel Gandolfo.