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Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Age: 76
Position: Archbishop of Buenos Aires
Why he's in the running: Rumored to have been the "runner-up" after the last conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, many cardinals may favor him throughout this conclave as well. Raised in Latin America with Italian roots, he brings his own presence to both worlds. Couple that with a mutual respect from Church liberals and conservatives alike, and Bergoglio could be a serious contender.(Credit: AP, 2013)

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Who'll be the next pope? Top candidates

After Pope Benedict XVI resigned Feb. 28, 2013, these cardinals in the Catholic Church have been reported by various media sources and papal experts as being possible candidates for the papacy.


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