The Election of the Jesuit Argentine
Cardinal Jorge Mario Berguliu as a greatest holiness of the Catholic
At approximately 19:05 on Wednesday,
the thirteenth of the current March, white smoke finally rose from
the heater above the Sixteen church in Rome, which denotes reaching
the cardinals of the Catholic Church to elect a new greatest
holiness in the fifth ballot. With a tremulous voice, the Dean of
the French cardinals Jean - Louis Tauran announced that "We have a
pope" – he is the Argentine Jesuit Cardinal Jorge Mario Berguliu (76
years old) Pope 266 of the Catholic Church, considered the first to
live up the Petrius Seat of Latin America and the first from outside
Europe for more than thousand years. He chose for himself the
name of Francis named after the humble saint who lived in the
thirteenth century life of asceticism and poverty. He is described
as the new pope of moderation and pursuing a reformist line.
the new pope are great challenges of domestic protests to the
persecution of Christians around the world, especially in
countries under the Islamic rule.
In a brief
press conference, the Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi
declared that the first visit by the new pope will be today's
morning to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome to pray to
the Virgin Mary. He said that the next Tuesday will be a mass
usually attended by Heads of States and Governments.