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Habemus Papam: Pope Francis I Ascends the Throne of Peter

Tincan Joey Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:59 PM
TH...you don't call him Francis 1 until there is a Francis 2.
Petrus64 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 9:04 PM
Actually, that is how his official title is.
Dregs_are_Commies Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 9:02 PM
So there is no number one until there is a number two, if you say so!

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...