new pope en Who Is Pope Francis? The new pope, 76-year-old Jorge Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, is the first pontiff from Latin America and the first Jesuit, but he appears to hold views very much in line with his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.<p>Bergoglio has chosen the papal name Francis, becoming the 266th to hold the title of spiritual leader of the Catholic Church.<p><a href="">Catholic News Service</a> calls him an accomplished theologian and says Bergoglio has "written books on spirituality and meditation and has been outspoken against abortion and sa Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:41:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 30353 at Who Is Pope Francis? Pope Francis: What Happens After A Papal Election As news spread that the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel was billowing white smoke to signal the <a href="">election of Pope Francis</a>, anticipation built for the new pontiff's first appearance on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.<p><strong>Update at 6:45 p.m. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 30350 at Pope Francis: What Happens After A Papal Election White smoke: New pope elected <p>Update 4:04PM: The pope has been named. &nbsp;76-year-old Jorge Bergoglio, a cardinal from Argentina. &nbsp;He has chosen the name Pope Francis I. &nbsp;NPR <a href="">has the full story here.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">White smoke rose in Rome on Wednesday, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">signaling the election of a new pope.&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:31:25 +0000 Kellie Moore 30344 at White smoke: New pope elected