Habemus Papam! Deo Gratias!

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We have a pope!  Thanks be to God!

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, who has become the first South American Pope.  He has taken the name Pope Francis I.  A quick search yielded:

Bergoglio was ordained in December 1969 and was the Jesuit provincial for Argentina beginning in 1973, then rector of the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel from 1980 to 1986. After finishing his doctoral dissertation in Germany, he returned to Argentina to serve as a confessor and spiritual director in Cordoba, according to the press office of the Holy See. He was elevated to cardinal in February 2001 by Pope John Paul II.

What a great and wonderful day to be Catholic!  Thanks be to God!  Be sure to say a prayer for our new Holy Father, and also to do something to celebrate today!

 

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