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Habemus Papam: Pope Francis I Ascends the Throne of Peter

brightontop Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:35 PM
Human beings are hardwired to believe in a superior power. Every human community on earth has a religious tradition, which usually includes a creation myth and a set of rules for survival.

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...