Wednesday, March 13, 2013
New Pope Elected - Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis I
The Roman Catholic Church through its College of Cardinals has just selected and introduced a new pope to the world. He is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He was born and raised in Argentina. His religious orders were through the Society of Jesus (Jesuit). He is said to be doctrinally conservative, anti-same sex marriage, homosexual adoptions, and soundly against abortion.
He comes across, at least to the undersigned, as a humble man with a scholarly mind and a common touch. Spanish is his primary language. He speaks fluent Italian. It appears that people in English speaking countries will be listening to him through an interpreter. The last few popes spoke fluent English. I don't think that is the case with Pope Francis I.
I'd be interested in Suzanne's news and views on the papal election.