Pope Francis I (C) blesses faithful from the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican says the new pope's official name is Pope Francis, without a Roman numeral.
Spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi sought to clear up any possible confusion, noting that Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, who announced the name to the world, said simply Francis. It is listed that way in the first Vatican bulletin on the new pope.
"It will become Francis I after we have a Francis II," Lombardi quipped.