Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has greeting crowds in Rome's St Peter's Square
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New Pope 'lives poorly, cooks his own meals and takes the bus'

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has greeted crowds in Rome's St Peter's Square after his election as the Catholic Church's new Pope.

The first Latin American and the first Jesuit to be pontiff, he will call himself Francis I.

Robert Mickens, the Vatican Correspondent for The Tablet and Father Thomas Reese from the Woodstock Theological Centre describe the new Pope as strong on social justice. He is also said to "live poorly, cooks his own meals and takes the bus".

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe
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