Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires Cathedral
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Joy in Argentina for new Pope

The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina as the new Pope took many around the world by surprise.

Cardinal Bergoglio - now Pope Francis - was not among those many had considered the frontrunners. At 76, he will be an older pontiff than many were expecting.

It is also the first time in more than a millennium that the Pope will hail from shores beyond Europe.

Argentines have been celebrating the news, as Alastair Leithead reports.

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