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The new pope

Choosing the name Pope Francis, Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been selected as the head of the Catholic Church. DW offers in-depth, multimedia coverage on expectations for the first-ever pope from the developing world.

Pope Francis meeting with full College of Cardinals, electors and non-electors in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace on March 15, 2013 in Vatican City

Pope Francis meeting with full College of Cardinals, electors and non-electors in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace on March 15, 2013 in Vatican City

The Roman Catholic Church has chosen a new pope, and he's from Argentina. The papacy enters a new era with Jorge Bergoglio, Latin America's first pope. The first pontiff to come from the developing world, Pope Francis faces high expectations.

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