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Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the southern hemisphere and the first Pope from outside Europe.

Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the southern hemisphere and the first Pope from outside Europe.

TODAY IN HISTORY - March 13, 2013

POPE FRANCIS SUCCEEDS BENEDICT XVI; The Pope of "FIRSTS"

Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina became the 266th leader of the Catholic Church, which has 1.2 billion members around the world.

Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the southern hemisphere and the first Pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

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 ALSO TODAY IN HISTORY - March 13, 2002

LAKE VICTORIA SAFETY PROJECT SIGNED

The then East African Community secretary-general, Amanya Mushega and the French ambassador to Tanzania, Jean Francois Lionnel, signed a letter of intent on the Lake Victoria Safety Navigation project.

The project was a partnership for the sustainable development of the Lake Victoria basin supported by the French government.

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