Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
March 13th, 2013
04:58 PM ET
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- The world has a new pope. White smoke billowed from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel early Wednesday evening in Rome to signal the election of cardinal Jorge Bergogolio. It came on the fifth round and second day of voting of the conclave. He will take the name Francis – the first time that name is being used by a pope. The 76-year-old Bergogolio served as archbishop of Buenos Aires, and is the first non-European elected pope in the modern era. Within an hour of his election, Bergogolio came to the Vatican balcony to speak to thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square:
"It seems to me that my brother cardinals have chosen one who is from faraway.... Here I am. I would like to thank you for your embrace."
- A new pope means renewed hope for many Catholics around the world. But while no one disputes that changes need to come to the Church, there is dispute over what the new pontiff should tackle first. CNN surveyed a diverse number of Catholics and came-up with a top-five list of papal priorities. One of the items – re-establishing the priorities of the second Vatican council of the 1960's, which brought radical change to the Church. Now, followers like Laura Sanchez say there should be another council:
"We have healing that needs to be done, and we can't keep putting band-aids on it."
- High school football once brought people together in Steubenville, Ohio. Today, it divides the town. The trial of two players accused of raping a teenage girl after she passed-out at a party began today. It's a case that may never have seen a courtroom if a photograph and a video had not shown-up on social media sites. Town police chief Bill McCafferty says despite a lot of talk that something had happened, there was little to work with early-on:
"Bring me some evidence...there was no evidence. None of our investigation led us that way. Nobody brought me any evidence to even follow-up on."
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