PBS NewsHour

White Smoke at the Vatican: Francis Named 266th Pontiff

Clip: Season 2013 | 2m 41s

White smoke emanating from a Vatican chimney late Wednesday night signaled a new pope had been elected. Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was selected as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, assuming the name Pope Francis. Gwen Ifill reports on the election and the celebration in Vatican City.

Aired: 03/13/13

Expired: 04/12/13

Rating: NR

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