Argentine cardinal is new pope

Argentine archbishop Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

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Bergoglio was 'rank outsider' to become new pope

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who was elected as the new pope today, waves to the St Peter's Square crowd. Credit: REUTERS/100eos1d

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a rank outsider to be elected as the next Pope, according to Ladbrokes.

The bookmaker offered odds of 33-1 on Bergoglio to take the Vatican role and claim that no more than £10 was staked on the eventual winner in any single bet.

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