Here are some facts about the new Pope (text version below slideshow):

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  • 1: His Roots

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of five children born to an Italian railway worker and his wife. <em>In this undated photo courtesy of Sergio Rubin, family members of Argentine Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio pose for a portrait in an unknown location. Bergoglio's uncle Oscar Adrian Sivori, stands top left, mother Maria Regina Sivori stands top center, aunt Catalina Ester Sivori stands top right, uncle Vicente Francisco Sivori sits bottom left, grandfather Francisco Sivori Sturla sits second from left, grandmother Maria Gogna de Sivori, sitting second from right, and uncle Luis Juan Sivori, pose for a family portrait in an unknown location. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sergio Rubin)</em>

  • 2: He's Multilingual

    He speaks Spanish, Italian and German. <em>In this March 24, 2011 image released by the San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team on March 13, 2013, Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio holds up a small flag of the San Lorenzo soccer team in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro)</em>

  • 3: Health

    He reportedly had a lung removed when he was a teenager due to an infection. <em>This Feb. 14, 2013 photo shows Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio leading a mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, files)</em>

  • 4: Humble

    He rides a bus to work, wears an ordinary priest's robe and lives with an older priest in a simple apartment where he cooks his own meals, rather than live at the luxurious residence he was entitled to as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. <em>In this picture taken March 3, 2013, Argentina's cardinal Jorge Bergoglio drinks "mate," a traditional local beverage, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/ DyN)</em>

  • 5: Writer

    He has written books on spirituality and meditation and has been outspoken against abortion and same-sex marriages, according to the Catholic News Service. <em>In this Jan. 13, 2007 file picture, Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio during their meeting at the Vatican. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)</em>

  • 6: Jesuit First

    He is the first Jesuit to be named a pope. He entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained in 1969 during his theological studies at the Theological Faculty of San Miguel. <em>In this picture taken in 1973 and released by journalist Sergio Rubin, then priest Jorge Mario Bergoglio, actual Cardinal and Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, poses for a picture. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sergio Rubin, ho)</em>

  • 7: His Name

    He has chosen the name Francis — the first time in papal history that name has been used. <em>Pope Francis speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)</em>

  • 8: Different From The Usual Choice

    He is the first pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than 1,000 years. <em>People sing waving Argentine and Vatican flags outside the Metropolitan Cathedral to celebrate that the newly elected pope is Jorge Bergoglio, Buenos Aires' former archbishop, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)</em>

  • 9: No Vatican Experience

    Even though he has no Vatican experience, he becomes the 266th pontiff in the Roman Catholic Church's 2,000-year history. <em>This Aug. 7, 2009 file photo shows Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, right, giving a mass outside San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires. Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, was elected on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, files)</em>

  • 10: Runner-Up

    He was the second choice of the conclave that elected Joseph Ratzinger, known as Benedict XVI, as pope eight years ago. <em>In this Jan. 13, 2007 file picture, Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio during their meeting at the Vatican. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)</em>

- Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of five children born to an Italian railway worker and his wife


- He speaks Spanish, Italian and German.


- He reportedly had a lung removed when he was a teenager due to an infection.


- He rides a bus to work, wears an ordinary priest's robe and lives with an older priest in a simple apartment where he cooks his own meals, rather than live at the luxurious residence he was entitled to as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.


- He has written books on spirituality and meditation and has been outspoken against abortion and same-sex marriages, according to the Catholic News Service.


- He is the first Jesuit to be named a pope. He entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained in 1969 during his theological studies at the Theological Faculty of San Miguel.


- He has chosen the name Francis — the first time in papal history that name has been used.


- He is the first pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than 1,000 years.


- Even though he has no Vatican experience, he becomes the 266th pontiff in the Roman Catholic Church's 2,000-year history.


- He was the second choice of the conclave that elected Joseph Ratzinger, known as Benedict XVI, as pope eight years ago.