We have Pope Francis. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ is an Argentine cardinal He has served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. He was elected Pope on March 13, 2013, taking the papal name Francisco.
This was unexpected by everyone. He’s 76 years old.
Bergoglio, according to the Wikipedia page, has distanced himself from liberation theology early in his career.
I’m still awaiting him from behind the curtain. Here he is…
Update: He asked the people there to pray for him before he blessed them. This seems like a wonderful humility.
The bells are ringing.
This is a day of firsts. An amazing day. First Jesuit. First Pope from South America.
Wait, does this mean that I can’t make Jesuit jokes anymore?