World Reacts To Election Of Pope Francis; Vatican Celebrate! (PHOTOS)

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Celebrations in Buenos AIres carried on into the night on Wednesday (March 13) as residents turned out at the city's cathedral after the first Argentine Pope was named.

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Celebrations in Buenos AIres  carried on into the night on Wednesday (March 13) as residents turned out at the city's cathedral after the first Argentine Pope was named.

The large crowd of several hundred chanted slogans and waved Argentine flags.

The newpope,  Jorge Mario Bergoglio, took the name Pope Francis when he was elected to the post.

Bergoglio of  Argentina  was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled  Roman Catholic Church, becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years.

Twitter also flooded with the surprising news and even celebrities tweeted their thoughts about the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

Here’s how the world and the Vatican reacted to the election of the new pope.

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Reuters - Argentina's Jael Tomatis and her cousin Catalina Tomatis from San Justo Santa Fe cheer as newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

 

 

 

 

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Reuters - Roman Catholics celebrate the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires.

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Reuters - Catholic Monsignor Michael McPartland gestures outside St. Mary's church after learning of newly elected Pope Francis in Stanley.

 

 

 

 

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Reuters - Roman Catholics celebrate the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires.

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Reuters - Faithful react as newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

 

 

 

 

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Reuters - Roman Catholics celebrate the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires.

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Reuters - Seminary students from Australia hold a special edition of the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano to diners from Ireland, at a restaurant in Rome.

 

 

 

 

This is how the world celebrated and reacted to the election of Pope Francis. To read more about Pope Francis I, click here

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