Latin America's first pope -- Jorge Mario Bergoglio -- will be known as Francis, rather than Francis I, until such time as a future pope chooses the same name.
Argentina's cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (2nd L), elected Pope Francis, appears on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. Latin America's first pope will be known as Francis, rather than Francis I, until such time as a future pope chooses the same name.
"Cardinalem Bergoglio qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum," the Vatican's proto-deacon said as he presented the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to the world on Wednesday -- crucially without adding the world "Primum" (the first).
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