Wednesday, March 13, 2013

White smoke pours from the Sistine Chapel signaling a pope has been chosen


Image: Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica.


Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Jorge Mario Bergoglio: The archbishop of Buenos Aires is the Argentine-born son of an Italian railway worker. Seen as a compassionate conservative, he reportedly came in second during the 2005 balloting that ultimately elected Benedict XVI. The 76-year-old Jesuit prizes simplicity and humility and would encourage priests to do shoe-leather evangelization, his biographer says.

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