Last night at Vaticam city, Francis I - Jorge Mario Bergoglio emerged as the elected pope. He is the first non-European Pope and also the first Jesuit Pope having spent his life in Argentinian capital
Vatican said he took the name Francis after St. Francis of Assisi because he is a 'lover of the poor'
The Argentine son of an Italian railway worker was chosen as the 266th pontiff on the fifth ballot of the conclave of cardinals last night, with the Sistine Chapel's symbolic white smoke revealing the decision.
To the cardinals who chose him, it is hoped the 76-year-old's election will be a watershed moment for the world's 1.2billion Catholics.