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Mario Bergoglio elected Pope Francis I by Cardinals at Vatican

By Emcfarnon  |  Posted: March 14, 2013

The new Pope Francis I is Cardinal Mario Bergoglio from Argentina

The new Pope Francis I is Cardinal Mario Bergoglio from Argentina

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The new pope has been revealed as Pope Francis I. Live Updates, Video, Reaction: New pope announced

A new pope has been elected at the Vatican.

Pope Francis I is the first pope from the Americas, and the first from outside Europe in over a thousand years.

The man chosen as pope is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from Argentina.

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The news that the Vatican Cardinals had reached a decison came as white smoke rose from the conclave in Rome.

Pope Francis I will replace Pope Benedict XVI, who stepped down last month saying he was no longer strong enough to lead the Church.

Crowds with umbrellas have massed in the Vatican square flying flags from around the world.

"I can't explain how happy I am right now," Filipino Ben Canete told the Associated Press.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has tweeted his reaction: "A momentous day for the 1.2bn Catholics around the world as His Holiness Pope Francis I is appointed the 266th Bishop of Rome."

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  • globalloon  |  March 17 2013, 8:04PM

    and Bully's special prize? the job of pope for Jim Bowen

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  • diogenesglos  |  March 15 2013, 10:53PM

    @Hankcyclops A rather pointless reply!. Well you can believe in heaven if you want. But I am pretty certain you will be returning to billions of years of nothingness. Why should the universe/god create a complex memory saving system, where your self/consciousness/mind/memories/soul must be saved? When the universe is perfectly capable of creating new life through natural forces?

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  • Judas  |  March 15 2013, 8:40PM

    I'm afraid the SS's relationship with the Catholic Church is something the Church still has to deal with and does not deny. Gullibility and credulity are considered undesirable qualities in every department of human life -- except religion. Well, I'll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt. Well, I'll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt.

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  • Judas  |  March 15 2013, 8:40PM

    I'm afraid the SS's relationship with the Catholic Church is something the Church still has to deal with and does not deny. Gullibility and credulity are considered undesirable qualities in every department of human life -- except religion. Well, I'll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt. Well, I'll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt.

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  • Judas  |  March 15 2013, 8:40PM

    I'm afraid the SS's relationship with the Catholic Church is something the Church still has to deal with and does not deny. Gullibility and credulity are considered undesirable qualities in every department of human life -- except religion. Well, I'll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt. Well, I'll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt.

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  • Takeaway01  |  March 15 2013, 5:52PM

    Which God do you think the the ones who can't accept evidence will worship in 2000 years time?

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  • Hankcyclops  |  March 15 2013, 3:46PM

    @ diogenesglos Sorry for the delay, I have been working. It is obvious to me that your need for billions of years of nothingness is greater than mine to win an argument. I will therefore leave you with my final quote from the book of truth; Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. Have a nice life.

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  • diogenesglos  |  March 15 2013, 12:03PM

    @HermesThelema Complete drivel. @Hankcyclops I was kind of expecting a more detailed reply lol.

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  • RobOldfield  |  March 15 2013, 9:22AM

    CGLee Thursday, March 14 2013, 11:27PMin my view, it is extremely counter productive to disallow priests to be married, which obviously has some bearing on the inappropriate sexual behaviour of so many RC priests. Mrs Rob here, I am amazed at your ignorance, do you really believe that it is only single men who abuse children? These men don't abuse because they are single, because they are sick. evil and cover it up with the blessing of the R C church.

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  • Hankcyclops  |  March 15 2013, 6:39AM

    @/diogenesglos Ok

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