Update (Mar. 15): CT has gathered reactions from evangelical leaders in America and Argentina, including Portland evangelist and native Argentine Luis Palau.
He is the 266th leader of the Catholic Church but is the first-ever Jesuit pope. According to Catholic News Service, Bergoglio "was the cardinal with the second-highest number of votes on each of the four ballots in the 2005 conclave" that ultimately selected Benedict instead.
From the Vatican:
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite, was born on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires. He was ordained for the Jesuits on December ...1