Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pope Francis (Wiki)

It's impressive how quickly things happen in the present techonlogically advanced day we live in;  Merely 2 hours after the announcement Wikipedia has a full article:


The Holy See

Bergoglio[12] was elected pope on 13 March 2013 at 7:06 p.m,[13] the second day of the 2013 Papal conclave, taking the papal name Francis.[14]

Bergoglio is the first Jesuit priest chosen to be pope.[15] He is also the first pope from the Americas and the first one from the Southern Hemisphere. Indeed, he is the first non-European pope in over 1,200 years. The last non-European pope, St. Gregory III, was born in Syria and reigned from 731 to 741.[16] Francis is also the first pope since Pope John Paul I to take a previously unused papal name.[17]

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