After a couple days of black smoke, those anxiously waiting outside the Sistine Chapel finally saw what they were waiting for: white smoke…the confirmation of a new pope. During the day, many also saw pink smoke:
Day: March 13, 2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires is now Pope Francisco. The new pope asked the people to pray for him before he prayed for them. He is the first Jesuit pope, and the first from Latin America (although he is of Italian decent).
We have a pope, folks. Well, actually, of course, it’s the Roman Catholics who have a pope. White smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel just a few moments ago, signaling election of a new pontiff. We could know the identity of the new pope within the hour. CNN reports from Rome:
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by Sam Candler On Tuesday morning (12 March, the Feast of Gregory the Great, in the Episcopal Church), I listened to news reports, analyses, hopes, fears, and projections about the Roman Church; the world is fascinated with the old and reverent process by which a new pope is elected. Even Christians of other denominations are …