Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the first non-European pope in more than 1,000 years on Wednesday.
The 76-year-old will be known as His Holiness Pope Francis, named after St. Francis of Assissi.
He is the first Jesuit, the first non-European in modern times and first Latin American. He also is the first to take the name Francis, for the saint devoted to the poor.
The new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics will be installed at the Vatican on Tuesday.
** Pope Francis is the son of a railway worker, one of five siblings, and he has a chemistry degree.