Editor’s Note: Anderson Cooper reports live from Rome tonight on the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergogolio as the new pope for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, has been elected as the new pope of the Catholic Church. He’s taking the name Pope Francis. The name symbolizes "poverty, humility and simplicity,” said John Allen, CNN’s Senior Vatican Analyst. When the new pope spoke to the massive crowd in St. Peter’s Square today, he told them, “Let us pray always for one another. Let us pray for the whole world. Let us have a big brotherhood.” The papal conclave took five votes over two days until it reached its decision. Here’s the AC360 411 on the new pope and papal conclave:
Does Pope Francis have any living siblings?
one Mara Elena
please start cover real news. I know the new pope is important but, i watch 360 to hear of news around the world. There are so many things going on right now, and all you are covering is the pope. My goodness.
The media keeps saying that the new pope chose the name Francis for St. Francis of Assisi. Since the pope is of the Jesuit order, I think he chose the name because St. Francis Xavier was the founder of the Jesuit order. Has anybody checked into why he chose the name?
St. Ignasius Loyola, founded the Jesuit order
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