At 19:06 on Wednesday March 13, white smoke emerges from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel! The 115 cardinals in the conclave elected, on the fifth ballot, the 265th successor of Peter. At 8:12pm, on the Central Loggia of the Hall of Benedictions in the Vatican Basilica, the proto-deacon Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran announced the name of the new Pope to 100,000 faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, as well as those around the world. (Cardinal Protodeacon) Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum; habemus Papam: Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum, Dominum Georgium Marium Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Bergoglio here sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum. At 20:22, Pope Francis, the Argentine Jorge Mario …
Habemus Papam! Jorge Mario Bergoglio, to be called Francis
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