White smoke has risen; awaiting to find out who the new Pope is.
And they're taking their time announcing who it is.
Hoping for the American Timothy Dolan!
Typically after the bells ring (after white smoke emerges), its within 30-45 mins that the new Pope comes out onto the balcony.
Because he used to be Archbishop of Milwaukee?
haha maybe! I just like his smiley attitude! :)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina. Hmm I didn't see that one coming!
And his new name is Francis I.
A Jesuit is better than nothing, but the guy is 76. You'd think they would have learned their lesson with Benedict.
Don't blame me, I voted for Timothy Dolan.
Now the fun ensues; it's only a matter of time before he makes a controversial statement (which will immediately become true).
I was hoping for Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson from Ghana.
Pope Kodwo sounds rather cool.
Pope Francis holds a master degree in chemistry (from University of Buenos Aires according to the Telegraph):
One of the best calculus professors I had was a Jesuit...
The joke here is that finally they elected a navy guy. Why? He's from the Jesuit order and they are often called God's Marines which is fitting if you're going to wear the shoes of the Fisherman.
Today must be a slow news day (at least in the UK).
The fact that the new pope is saying prayers and celebrating mass is NEWS??? Oy vey...
The new pope is 76 raising the possibility that he too will retire and there will be 3 living popes. Keep it up and they'll have a minyan.
You spelled minivan incorrectly...
Jimmy would have been nicer...
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