We Have A Pope!
We Have A Pope!

We Have A Pope!


“Citing the Latin formula, Habemus Papam, the Proto Deacon, French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran appeared on the central balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica Wednesday evening to announce the election of the 265th Successor of Saint Peter: Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., the first Jesuit pope in history, was elected to the papacy, taking the name of Pope Francis. Cardinal Tauran appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s basilica at 8:12 p.m. to the cheers of tens of thousands of people gathered under umbrellas in the square. Billowing white smoke appeared from the chimney over the Sistine chapel at 7:06 p.m signaling that the new Pope had been elected in the fifth ballot of the two day conclave.” [From Vatican Radio]

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Deacon Kurt Godfryd
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  • What a breathtaking moment when he humbly asked for the prayers of the crowd and bowed his head for their blessing! He will be a wonderful change for the Catholic Church…a new sentiment of reaching out to our fellow brothers and sisters and dispensing of all the stuffiness of the church hierarchy.

    Please have more women contributors. There seems to be so much political articles on here. Men are so matter of fact. Women bring more warmth and a spirit of encouragement and love. They have a lot to say too!

    Thanks and have a wonderful day!!! 🙂