Joey O’Hern Staff Writer
Ladies and gentlemen after much anticipation the Catholic Church officially has a new Pope. It was about 2pm on Wednesday March 13, 2013 that white smoke filled the skies near the Vatican signaling the wait was over!
The new Pope is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He was born December 17, 1936 and is of Argentinian descent. He’s often been referred to as “strong minded mentally” and has been known as one to “stand for what is right and just”. His new name will be Pope Francis I. Bergoglio was apparently the runner up at the previous election. There was much chatter as to what the Catholic Church would do. Would they elected an African American Pope? A younger Pope? But it seems the most they were willing to do is elect one of Latin descent and even that is a big deal. He is also the first Jesuit ever to be elected a Pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church and the first non-European Pope.
What do you think? Is this a good move forward for the Catholic Church?