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Habemus Papam!!!

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected Pope! There has never beena Pope named Francis before. I do like the name but I do not know much about him. He is 76 years old and that is older than many expected. Many were looking for a younger man who could lead the Church into the 21st Century. Who knows?! He may do exactly that!

Not only is the name an historical first, Pope Francis is also the first Pope, Bishop of Rome, that has come from the “New World” meaning outside of Europe.

Here is the Wikipedia article about him!


Edit: He is called Francis with no ordinal number. John-Paul I was the only Pope to call himself the First. Otherwise it follows the British system where Francis will not get an ordinal until there is a Francis II.