#1.) It took the conclave 24 hours and five votes, and the pick was a bit of a surprise: He's the first non-European pope in over 1,000 years, and the first EVER from the Americas.
#2.) At 76, he's two years younger than POPE BENEDICT THE SIXTEENTH was when he took the reins in 2005, and 18 years OLDER than POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND when HE became pope in 1978.
#3.) He picked "Francis" after ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI. And a Vatican spokesman says they both, quote, "have a special place in their heart for the poor, the disenfranchised, for those living on the fringes and facing injustice."
#4.) There are approximately 1.2 billion Catholics in the world, and 480 million of them are in Latin America. There have been 265 other popes throughout history.
#5.) When he was 21, Bergoglio started studying to become a Jesuit priest. He made his way up through the church, became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and became a cardinal in 2001. So he's also the first Jesuit to be named pope.