Here is a profile on the new Pope that was written 10 days ago by John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter.http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/papabile-day-men-who-could-be-pope-13
Here are some tidbits from the above article to whet your curiosity further:
"(Cardinal) Bergoglio's reputation for personal simplicity also exercised an undeniable appeal – a Prince of the Church who chose to live in a simple apartment rather than the archbishop's palace, who gave up his chauffeured limousine in favor of taking the bus to work, and who cooked his own meals."
"(Cardinal) Bergoglio has supported the social justice ethos of Latin American Catholicism, including a robust defense of the poor.
At the same time, he has generally tended to accent growth in personal holiness over efforts for structural reform.
(Cardinal) Bergoglio is seen an unwaveringly orthodox on matters of sexual morality, staunchly opposing abortion, same-sex marriage, and contraception. In 2010 he asserted that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children, earning a public rebuke from Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner." (My edits IAW Forum policy)