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The New Pope: Jorge Bergoglio Of Argentina

Mar 14, 2013

A sign in Italian reading "Hail to the Pope" is held up after the election of Pope Francis I, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope.
Credit AP Photo/Angelo Carconi

As white smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel yesterday, millions of Catholics around the world received  the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church: Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, who will be known as Pope Francis. He's the first pope from Latin America and the first from the Jesuit order. We'll get an account from reporter Tiffany Parks who was in St. Peters Square when he was elected. Also, we'll talk with Father Stephen Sundborg, president of Seattle University.

Also this hour: The possibility of life on Mars has been the stuff of dreams for centuries. This week, NASA announced it's rover Curiosity has discovered chemical evidence of life. So what did Curiosity find? And what kind of life could have been supported on Mars? We'll get some answers from UW professor of earth and space science David Catling. Plus: Tap dancing is a difficult art form to learn, let alone perfect. Weekday producer Katy Sewall had a New Year's resolution to learn how. So, she met local tap teacher and longtime dancer, Reggie Bardach, at her home for a lesson.

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