Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam!

Pope Francis I
At 7:09PM Rome time, the white smoke came out of the chimney above the Sistine Chapel, signifying that a Pope has been elected. It was after the fifth vote that the decision has been reached, on the second day of voting. Thousands of rain-drenched people gathered in the St Peter's Square to welcome the new Pope. Cardinal Tauran of France appeared in the balcony and announced the much-awaited  words...
"Annuntio Vobis Gaudium Magnum - Habemus Papam.....Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Cardinalem
Jorge Bergoglio, cui nomen imposuit, Franciscum I
Pope Francis I - Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina
Born December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Entered the Society of Jesus: March 11, 1958
Ordained priest: December 13, 1969
Consecrated Bishop: June 27, 1992
Elevated to Cardinal: February 21, 2001
Elected Pope: March 13, 2013
He was a son of Italian immigrants, one of 5 children. He is known to be very humble, rides the bus, cooks his own meals, and even asked to people to bless him just after he was elected.

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