Who is the New Pope 2013?

Question: What is the name of the new Pope who was just elected?

Answer: The new pontiff who was elected on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 is Jorge Bergoglio who was previously the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Full name Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from now on he will be known as Pope Francis the first.

It was on the fifth ballot that the conclave in Rome elected Cardinal Bergoglio as the new Pope, making the Argentinian the 266th Pope in total.

Francis becomes the first Pope from outside of Europe since 741 and the first ever from the Americas.

So far the appointment of Bergoglio as the new Pope appears to be a popular choice among Catholics around the world.