Papal Conclave 2013 Recap: Jorge Mario Bergoglio New Pope

Josh Elliott offers final thoughts on the outcome of the papal conclave.
1:19 | 03/13/13

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And finally tonight, so much has happened today in rome, and as darkness falls on st. Peter's square, I want to go to abc's josh elliott one more time for your final thoughts, josh. First of all, what a beautiful sight behind me and really after so much talk, this week especially about a pope to guide the church's uncertain future, about what sort of man could fill the breach left by benedict's stunning resignation, just over a month ago, a choice that would say as much about the direction the ruling body had chose tone go as it would about the man chose tone lead it. And so after a brisk five votes over two days, the electorate have chosen someone who has a life-long minister to the poor, figures to reach into the church's most humble past to chart that future. While this is a church that will grapple with major issues, tonight was, above all, a celebration for pope francis and the hundreds of thousands thronged here, one of history for the americas and one for all of us not to be forgotten, diane. And josh, I thank you, and as we heard him say to that crowd, he invited them on a journey, and he called it a journey of friendship, of love, of trust, and faith.

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