Cardinal Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

On the first day after his election, Pope Francis I made an unscheduled visit to the Rome Basilica of Saint Mary Major this morning. The Argentine Pope, a 76 year-old Jesuit, was elected Pope last night on the fifth ballot in the conclave. At six minutes past seven, the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel billowed white smoke, announcing his election.

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