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Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City. Now, he faces first-year scrutiny. RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini

(RNS1-mar13) Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. For use with RNS-NEW-POPE, transmitted on March 13, 2013, RNS photo by Andrea Sabbadini.