Habemus Papam: We have a pope

Francis is a pope of many firsts: the first named Francis, the first from Latin America, and the first Jesuit

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  1. White smoke from the Sistine Chapel's chimney signifies 115 cardinals have selected a new pope.
  2. The official papal twitter account, in its first use since Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI resigned, announced the election of Pope Francis.
  3. Pope Francis I addresses world for 1st time from the central balcony today. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
  4. Religious, educational and political figures have high hopes for the new pope.
  5. Papal watchers have some fun during their wait.
  6. Pope Francis spent his career in Argentina focusing on social outreach.