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Former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has become the first Latin American to be elected leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church.
At least 77 of the Catholic Church's 115 cardinals chose the new Pope during a vote in the Vatican in Rome. The new leader, called Pope Francis, later joked to the public that the cardinals went almost to the end of the earth to find a new Pope.
He follows Pope Emeritus Benedict in office. The former pope resigned the position because, at age 85, he said he lacked the strength to continue his work.
Pope Francis appearing hours after he was first elected leader of Catholics around the world.
On Thursday, Pope Francis led his first Mass as Pope for the cardinals who elected him. He urged them to remain faithful to the Gospel, the teachings of those who follow Jesus Christ, and avoid modern desires.
Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergolio in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 17, 1936 to immigrant Italian parents. In 1960 he earned a philosophy degree from the Catholic University in Buenos Aires. Later he received a master's degree in chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires. He officially became a priest in 1969. For many years he taught in Catholic schools and schools for priests-in-training. Pope Francis became the new Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul Second in February of 2001.
Pope Francis is known for his conservative beliefs. Argentina became the first Latin American country to make same-sex marriage legal in 2010. At that time, he called on priests across the nation to urge Catholics to protest. He said the legislation would be harmful to the family. But, even though he opposes homosexuality, he has called for respect toward people who love others of the same sex.
As a priest and cardinal, Pope Francis also became known for his simple lifestyle, personal humility and commitment to social justice.
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to be elected to lead the church. Jesuits are known for their commitment to the poor.
Catholic Church expert Father Thomas Reese says Pope Francis rose through church leadership in Argentina while continuing a simple life.
"He takes his vow of poverty very seriously. He refused to live in the Bishop's palace, he moved to a very simple apartment, cooked his own meals and he didn't want the chauffeur-driven limousine that the bishop normally had."
This week, after holding his first Mass, the new Pope requested guards to take him to the hotel where he was staying so he could pay his bill and collect his suitcases.
The former Cardinal Bergolio is the first to choose Francis as his papal name. In doing so, Pope Francis has linked himself with the 13th century Italian priest who led his life in poverty, the man who became known as Saint Francis of Assisi.
Next week, the new Pope will be officially installed.
The Cardinal coloured with vexation.
2.teachings n. 教导；教义；学说（teaching的复数）
We must never be unworthy of our teachers' untiring and sincere teachings.
3. chauffeur n. 司机
His main job was guarding Dodi, acting as his chauffeur, bodyguard and dogsbody.
4. limousine n. 豪华轿车；大型豪华轿车
She got a limousine by herself.
在罗马梵蒂冈举行的选举中，115名红衣主教中至少77名选他做新教皇 。这位新的领袖被称为教皇弗朗西斯一世，他随后向公众开玩笑说，红衣主教们跑遍全世界才找到一位新教皇 。
教皇弗朗西斯一世1936年12月7日出生在布宜诺斯艾利斯，本名豪尔赫·马里奥·贝格里奥，生父母是意大利移民 。1960年他在布宜诺斯艾利斯的天主教大学获得哲学学位，随后在布宜诺斯艾利斯大学获得化学硕士学位，1969年成为牧师 。他多年来在基督教学校和牧师培训学校任教 。教皇弗朗西斯1998年成为布宜诺斯艾利斯大主教，2001年2月由教皇若望·保禄二世任命为红衣主教 。
教皇弗朗西斯一世以其保守的信念而得名，2010年，阿根廷成为首个将同性婚姻合法化的拉美国家 。当时他呼吁全国牧师们号召基督徒起来抗议，他说该法规将对家庭有害 。但尽管他反对同性恋，他还呼吁人们尊重同性恋者 。
基督教堂专家神父托马斯·里斯说，弗朗西斯教皇在阿根廷教堂担任领导职位，但仍坚持简朴的生活 。“他认真坚持自己的贫穷誓言，拒绝居住在主教宫，他搬到很简朴的公寓住，自己煮饭，不要私人司机开的豪华轿车，而一般主教通常都有 。”