Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected by the papal conclave to become the new pope on Wednesday, March 14, 2013. Bergoglio took the name Pope Francis and with the historic announcement, the front pages of the world’s newspapers were dedicated to the new pope.
Pope Francis is the first pope from Latin America, and his native country of Argentina celebrated the announcement. Below you can find out how United States, Argentinian, Italian and German newspapers celebrated the election of Pope Francis.
La Nacion from Argentina:
El Territorio from Argentina:
La Stampa from Italy:
Front page of L'Osservatore Romano:
Front page of The Daily Telgraph from the UK:
Front page of The Guardian:
Front page of The Sun from the UK:
Front page of The New York Times:
Front page of The Washington Post:
Front page of the New York Post:
Front page of New York Daily News:
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