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Who is Pope Francis?

In 1992, John Paul II appointed him titular bishop of Auca. Then in 1997, he was appointed archbishop of Buenos Aires and was made a cardinal in 2001. He is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family and also of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. He has written several books including "Meditations for religiousâ? and "Reflections of Hope.â? Although he was not among 'papabili' at the start of this first conclave, back in 2005  he was among the main candidates. Nearly 8 years later, he emerged as Pope. OFL @odelafu /KLH RR - -BN