Originalmente publicado en CBS Houston:
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Cardinal Bergoglio was chosen as the leader and pope of the Roman Catholic Church Wednesday evening in Rome. He has chosen the name Pope Francis I and is the first pontiff from the Americas.
Pope Francis I addressed the thousands that coveted St. Peter’s Square, thanking them for their love, devotion and acceptance.
Pope Francis I was elected to the papacy after two days of conclave meetings with a total of five ballots cast.