Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pope Francis I

Habemus Papam!

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He has chosen the name Francis I, in clear reference to St. Francis of Assisi.

The Holy Father has a reputation for deep humility and holiness, and he has been a tireless advocate for the poor. He is also the first Jesuit pope.

May the Lord strengthen him for the work he faces, as He has blessed us with the election of this holy man. 


  1. I wish he were younger.


    1. Me too. But I think he is a remarkable man. I expect great things.

  2. Glad to see a Pope from the Americas - even if that's Argentina.

  3. What is remarkable is that the election of a new Pope is a worldwide event. It is said that there were upwards of 5,000 journalists to cover the event.

    The new atheists had their epiphany in Washington DC in 2012 and very few people heard of it.

    So it's one to zero for God!