So it didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped but who am I, right? lol Just another fallen Catholic who’d hoped for a REAL, honest to goodness leader who ALSO has the added bonus of knowing how to laugh and put a positive twist on any given situation (Timothy Dolan).
Here’s the story as it’s written in the New York Times. Welcome to the new pope , The new pope, 76, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (pronounced Ber-GOAL-io) will be called Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He is also the first non-European leader of the church in more than 1,000 years.
(the crowd at the Vatican)
Many of us will continue to pray that the Catholic church will stop being riddled with so much scandal and that our new pope is a Godly man.