Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam - Francisco I

The white smoke finally came out from Rome, and brought us a new pope: Francisco I, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In fact, this is the very first time a pope comes out from Latin America. 

Jorge Mario Bergoglio (76), now named Francisco I, is a jesuit, archbishop in Buenos Aires. 

On his first speech (speaking in Italian, with a strong argentine accent), he begged for the blessing of the crowd, before he was able to give them (the crowd) his own blessing Urbi et Orbi (from Rome to the world). This was a humble gesture, quickly perceived by all. 

The new pope will face a lot of spiritual and administrative battles...

May Francisco I have a long life! 

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