White smoke coming out of chimney above Sistine Chapel, meaning
#conclave has elected new #Pope. – @BBCBreaking
Habemus Papam Franciscum
The 266th leader of the Roman Catholic Church has been revealed as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76-year-old Argentinian Cardinal, the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He will be known as Pope Francis, Latin America’s first pope and the first from outside Europe in over a thousand years.
Bergoglio’s chosen name, Francis, is a nod to the patron saint of Italy, Saint Francis of Assisi. –cbsnews.com
He has emerged on to the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica to address the thousands in the square. “I’d ask you to pray to God so that he can bless me,” Pope Francis says, leading a silent prayer, followed by a loud cheer from the crowd. He also thanks the faithful and the huddled underneath umbrellas (in a rain-drenched) for their welcome.
The new Pope has been trended on social media. Worldwide Twitter topics are all about him.
Here are some reactions by many about the new elected Pope in the social media.
Only Inquirer made the right headline today announcing the selection of the new Pope. – @harold_geronimo
So basically becoming Pope is like a girl getting married. Comes with a complimentary new name. – @amreekandesi
I must be a prophet. Last Sunday I was singing Dont Cry For Me Argentina and now we a have a new pope – @GeloLopez
I’m not catholic.. But to me, the newpope is just another old fart who stands on a balcony in front of a lot of people and just waves. – @MummIsTheWord
The new Pope is an ultra-conservative. They should have selected a more progressive Church leader like Cardinal Tagle. – @FerdieTopacio
Seems the new Pope has a sense of humor. Telling the cardinals, may God forgive them, after they elected him – @cesdrilon