Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church selected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as the 266th pontiff of the 1.2 billion members of the global denomination. He is the first pontiff from the Americas. The vote came at about 2 p.m. ET today. Pope Francis stepped to the balcony in St. Peter’s Square at about 3:15 p.m. ET. United Methodist News Service will provide reaction from United Methodists as soon as possible. Watch umc.org for coverage.
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