The Roman Catholic church has announced the selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina as the new Pope.
The new Pope has chosen the name “Francis” and is the first Jesuit priest chosen to be Pope. He is also the first Pope from the Americas.
From Fox News:
Chants of “Long live the pope!” arose from the throngs of faithful, many with tears in their eyes. Crowds went wild as the Vatican and Italian military bands marched through the square and up the steps of the basilica, followed by Swiss Guards in silver helmets and full regalia.
Francis became the winner after receiving at least 77 votes, which is more than two thirds of the cardinals.
Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica after the vote. Earlier in the same place, a church official announced “Habemus Papum” — “We have a pope” — and gave Bergoglio’s name in Latin.
Let’s hope Pope Francis uses his position and power to make the world a better place.