The 76-year-old from Argentina was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001.
"Habemus papam": Bergoglio! Will be called Francis
Cardenal Jorge Mario Bergoglio de Argentina es Papa Francisco
13 March 2013
Cardinals elect new pope on fifth ballot
white smoke pouring from the Sistine Chapel, signaling a pope has been chosen
White smoke billows from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel after cardinals choose a new leader of the Catholic church.
A new pope has been elected at the Vatican as white smoke rose from the conclave in Rome.
The new head of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics is expected to appear on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica within an hour, after stopping to pray in the Pauline Chapel for a few minutes.
His appearance will come after French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the protodeacon, announces "Habemus Papum" - "We have a pope" - and gives the name of the new pontiff in Latin.
The decision has been reached after 115 cardinals held five rounds of voting over two days. The conclave was called following Pope Benedict XVI's resignation last month.
Humo Blanco como nuevo Papa electo
Fumo bianco come nuovo Papa eletto
Hút thuốc trắng As New Đức Giáo Hoàng được bầu
Weißer Rauch As New Papst gewählt
Белый дым, как новый папа избран
White Smoke New Pope 2013 - New Pope White Smoke 2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is Pope Francis
Cardenal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, de 76 años, de Argentina ha sido elegido Papa y toma el nombre de Frances
Il Cardinale Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, dall'Argentina è stato eletto papa e prende il nome Frances
Đức Hồng Y Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, từ Argentina đã được bầu làm giáo hoàng và mất Frances tên
Cardinal Bergoglio Elected New Pope.