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Pope Francis I Chosen As New Holy Leader

The wait is over. The cardinals have made their choice. A new Pope has been selected. He is Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, the first non-European Pope of modern times. He will assume the name Francis I.

The puff of white smoke signifying a new Pope had been selected came at 11:15 our time, early evening in Rome after a fifth round of voting.

CNN's Erin McLaughlin and Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward have the latest from Rome.

"Habemus Papam"- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., has been elected Pope Francis I. (Associated Photo Credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales)/Flickr/Creative Commons License)

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