14 March 2013

Conclave Elects Pope Francis (Pew)

Conclave elects Pope Francis (Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 13 March 2013)

Pope Francis was elected on Wednesday as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina and becomes the first Latin American pontiff. According to Pew Research Center data on the distribution of the world's Catholic population, the largest share of the Catholic population (39%) lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.