NEW POPE REVEALED: CARDINAL BERGOGLIO FROM ARGENTINA – POPE FRANCIS 1

first_imgThe world’s Catholics have a new leader. He’s Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires.He’s a 76-year-old Jesuit. He will be Pope Francis 1.White smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel just after 6pm this evening, indicating that the cardinals gathered in the Vatican have elected a new pope. Bells have also tolled in the Vatican City State.The new pope takes over from Pope Benedict XVI who retired last month.Pope Francis lives a poor life, rejecting the traditional trappings of a pope. He even used a public bus in his home city.He is the first Latin American pope. Pope Francis laughed as he said the cardinals went looking for a new pope “and it looks as if they went to the other side of the world to find him.”He said he wanted to pray for Pope Benedict and said an ‘Our Father’ for his predecessor.Calmly spoken, the new pope is revered in his native Argentina for his work with the poor.In Donegal the bells of St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny rang out to celebrate the news of Pope Francis’s election.It’s thought that he beat Cardinal Scola from Milan (pictured below) in the vote. NEW POPE REVEALED: CARDINAL BERGOGLIO FROM ARGENTINA – POPE FRANCIS 1 was last modified: March 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NEW POPE ELECTED – WHITE SMOKE OVER VATICAN SQUARENEW POPE REVEALED: CARDINAL BERGOGLIO FROM ARGENTINA – POPE FRANCIS 1last_img

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