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Argentinian Becomes Pope Francis

New pontiff first from Western Hemisphere

March 14, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.

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