Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina is elected Pope

Saginaw Nouvel Catholic school students watch NBC's coverage from Vatican City


Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is elected Pope. He will take the name Pope Francis I. He is the first pontiff from the Americas.

***End Update***

After meeting for 2 days the white smoke has emerged from the Sistine Chapel.

A new pope has been elected today, March 13, 2013.

Watch NBC 25 right now as we expect the new Pope to be introduced and more details emerge about the man chosen to lead the Catholic Church.