Photos: New Pope Timeline

Updated: 03/13/2013 4:10 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

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

He chose the name Pope Francis.

Watch the timeline above track major events in the Catholic Church since Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement last month.

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