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Who Is Pope Francis I?

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VATICAN CITY (CBS) – Just after 2 p.m. Boston time, white smoke poured out of the Sistine Chapel chimney and the bells rang announcing the cardinals had come to an agreement.

Pope Francis I is the first Jesuit Pope.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu reports from Rome

The 76-year-old is from Buenos Aires and reportedly finished second in the 2005 Conclave that ended with Benedict the 16th as Pope.

Pope John Paul II appointed Jorge Mario Bergoglio as cardinal.
He chose the name Francis and is the first Pope from the Americas.

The installation of Pope Francis is said to be planned for March 19.

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