mar
18
2013
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Welcome Papa Francesco !

Pope FrancisOn March 13th, white smoke rising from the conclave at the Vatican signalled a decision had been reached on the new head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
The new Pope has been elected: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He is took name Francis and is the first non-European Pope elected and he will be the 266th person to hold that office.
His appearance came after French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the protodeacon, announces “Habemus Papum” – “We have a pope” – and gave the name of the new pontiff in Latin.
The election of this first South American pontiff is surely something of a surprise.
A simple person, spontaneous and available these are the first impressions of many faithful Catholics.
The name Francis symbolizes poverty, humility, simplicity and rebuilding the Catholic Church.
In just few days, Francis’ straightforward, spontaneous style has become immediate hallmark of his papacy.
Pope Francis’ installation is set for Tuesday, March 19th — on the day of the Feast of St. Joseph. As many as 200 foreign delegations are expected to attend the historical event

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