I announce to you with Great Joy, we have a Pope, Francis (Slideshow)

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  • The Pietà by Michelangelo is in the north aisle
  • A cherub at the Holy Water Font on the right of the nave A cherub at the Holy Water Font on the right of the nave
  • A cherub at the Holy Water Font on the right of the nave A cherub at the Holy Water Font on the right of the nave
  • Images of faith can be seen everywhere (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) Images of faith can be seen everywhere (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • Along the roof line of the porticos and the church are centuries old pieces of statuary (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) Along the roof line of the porticos and the church are centuries old pieces of statuary (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • A roof statue of a bishop (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) A roof statue of a bishop (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • Brass details from oblisk in center of St. Peter's Square Brass details from oblisk in center of St. Peter's Square
  • Hanging from the protico wings are these beautiful lamps (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) Hanging from the protico wings are these beautiful lamps (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • The Vatican guards guard the Pope and the private building's and offices behind St. Peter's  (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) The Vatican guards guard the Pope and the private building's and offices behind St. Peter's (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • St. Peter's (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) St. Peter's (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • One of two fountains in St. Peter's Square (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) One of two fountains in St. Peter's Square (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • The dome over St. Peter's (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) The dome over St. Peter's (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • One of the bells that peels to announce events and moments. (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) One of the bells that peels to announce events and moments. (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
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  • St. Peter's (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) St. Peter's (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) Photo by: Jacquie Kubin
  • Inage of the square and portico with oblisk (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) Inage of the square and portico with oblisk (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)
  • St. Peter's Square and basillica (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin) St. Peter's Square and basillica (Vatican / Jacquie Kubin)

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 – “I announce to you with Great Joy, we have a Pope…”

The date is historic 3-13-13 and the Catholic Faithful and the world has a new spiritual leader, the 266th Jorge Mario Bergoglio(born December 17, 1936) is an Argentine cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. 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 Francis. (Source Wikipedia)

He is the first non Italian Pope since Peter, coming from Argentina.  He is seen as a man of intergrity, humility and great faith. He is also the first Jesuit pope. 

The name the pope selects is important.  The Pope often chooses a name either to honor the pope who mentored him into the Vatican, or to send a signal about the type of pope he would like to emulate.

John XXIV, for instance, would suggest a pope who wants to be a reformer as John XXIII was. Don’t look for an Alexander or a Formosus.


SEE RELATED: Habemus Papam! Argentine Pope Francis I


The name Francis suggests humility, as indicated by his first statements to the world.

The new pope will probably be installed on Tuesday, on the feast of St. Joseph, who is the patron saint of the church.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Evening

As you know the duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of rome and it seems to me that my brothers, cardinals have chosen one that is from far away but here I am

I would like to thank you for your embrace and to the Roman cahtolic church and the bishops and first and foremost, first and foremost I would like to pray for our bishop Benedict XVI

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. 
Thy will be done in earth, 
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
But deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom,

The power, and the glory,

For ever and ever.

Amen.

Pope Francis continues with prayers of the rosary and for the people of Rome.  And the majesty of the faithful is remarkable.

Having been to St. Peters, toured the vatican and seen the incredible grandeur of the church, this is a pretty awe inspiring.  Please enjoy the photos. 


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