ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - On the second day of conclave a new pope was elected, replacing Pope Benedict XVI, who stepped down as the head of the Catholic Church at the end of February.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, waselected Wednesday and has taken the name Pope Francis.
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Pope Francis is 76-years-old and was ordained for the Jesuits in 1969. He is the only Jesuit priest to ever serve as pontiff. He was elevated to cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001 and voted in the conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.
Aside from his native Spanish, Pope Francis also speaks Italian and German.
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On Wednesday evening NewsChannel 5 aired a special, "Electing the Pope," that featured reports from Mike Bush, who traveled to Rome for the election. We also shared some of the special connections between St. Louis and the Vatican.
Click the video players above and to the left to watch the show.
Be sure to visit our "Electing the Pope" section for continuing coverage of the papal election.