The Making of a Pope: 36 Pictures of Pope Francis I from Past to Present

On Wednesday the College of Cardinals selected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the Roman Catholic Church’s new pope.

Bergoglio, who has chosen the name Francis, is the first pope from the Americas.

We’ve compiled pictures from Buenos Aires, from the now Pope Francis’ earlier years, and from the process leading up to his selection, announcement and his first greeting to the crowds in the Vatican.


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