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Habemus Papam: Pope Francis I Ascends the Throne of Peter

Angrycandy Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 5:42 PM
Well Francis I, welcome to the disaster. I wonder if he can get the American Catholics to agree on the price of tea in China?

The white smoke and ringing bells announced to the world that the cardinal electors had chosen a new pope, and about an hour later, Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio took St. Peter's balcony as Pope Francis I. He has the distinction of being the first pope from the Americas, as he is an Argentinian of Italian descent. He formerly served as the head of the Jesuit order, as well as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and is currently 75 years old. Pope John Paul II named him a cardinal. He is said to be known for his humility and devotion to simplicity, which...