Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus papam Franciscum (translated: We have Pope Francis).(UPDATED)

UPDATE:  Habemus papam Franciscum (translated: We have Pope Francis).
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Argentina 266th new pope 
and has chosen the name, Pope Francis I

Who is Pope Francis?

“The man elected to be the 265th Successor of Saint Peter in the conclave, is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite. He was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires. He was ordained for the Jesuits on 13 December 1969 during his theological studies at the Theological Faculty of San Miguel.
He was novice master in San Miguel, where he also taught theology. He was Provincial for Argentina (1973-1979) and rector of the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel (1980-1986). After completing his doctoral dissertation in Germany, he served as a confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.On 20 May 1992 he was appointed titular Bishop of Auca and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires, receiving episcopal consecration on 27 June. On 3 June 1997 was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires and succeeded Cardinal Antonio Quarracino on 28 February 1998. He is also Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite.
Adjunct Relator General of the 10th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, October 2001.
He served as President of the Bishops' Conference of Argentina from 8 November 2005 until 8 November 2011.Created and proclaimed Cardinal by the Bl. John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 2001, of the Title of S. Roberto Bellarmino (St. Robert Bellarmine).
Member of:
Congregations: for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments; for the Clergy; for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life ;
Pontifical Council for the Family; Pontifical Commission for Latin America.”


white smoke over Sistine Chapel means new POPE

On their fifth ballot in two days, Cardinals locked behind the doors of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City has elected a new pope.  Whoever our 266th Pope may be, may God bless him.  He will no doubt have his hands full.

Post to be updated accordingly.

Source: Vatican Radio

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