New pope Francis elected: latest pictures

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio is chosen as the new pope and will be known as Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina, has been named as the new pope. Cardinal Bergoglio, who is regarded as a surprise choice, will be known as Francis. His election was signalled when white smoke billowed from the conclave of cardinals meeting in the Sistine Chapel. Cardinal Bergoglio reportedly came second in the conclave which chose Pope Benedict, who retired last month. He is the first pope to be chosen from outside Europe for more than a millennium.

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The new pope greets the crowds in Saint Peter's Square

Pope Francis I, who is the first pope from Latin America, addressed the waiting crowd just over an hour after white smoke signalled his election. Addressing the masses gathered in St Peter's Square, he said "the world should set off on a path of love and fraternity". He added: "I would like to thank you for your welcome, the community of Rome, it's brotherhood, I thank you. Above all, I would like to pray for Pope Benedict XVI." Minutes later, a message was sent from the official papal Twitter account, which had been re-activated, which read: "HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM" - which roughly translates as "We have pope Francis."

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White smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel indicating that a new pope has been elected

White smoke was seen rising from the roof of the Sistine chapel just after 6pm UK time on Wednesday evening, indicating that the cardinals had chosen a new pope.

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Visitors take photos of Pope Francis as he speaks from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica

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The congregation at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires celebrate on hearing the news

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A nun reacts after white smoke billowed from the chimney

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People cheer as white smoke rises from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel

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A giant bell announces the new Pope Francis in Pamplona, northern Spain

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Crowds in Saint Peter's Square welcome the news that a new pope has been chosen

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Visitors in Saint Peter's Square greet the news that the pope has been chosen

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A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the new pope

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Bishop Francesco Ravinale celebrates the election in Asti, Italy

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A Swiss guard salutes in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican

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Catholics react to the news in Brazil

Flavio Scherer, brother of Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, and his wife Terezina Scherer, left, react as white smoke rises from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, as they watch a live transmission from their house in Toledo, Brazil.

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Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica