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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is the New Pope! Meet Pope Francis

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Catholics all around the world are celebrating as a new Pope has been selected.
Cardinal Jorge Bergogolio who was previously the archbishop of Buenos Aires has been elected as Pope. The announcement came a few minutes after cardinals completed their fifth round of voting on the second day of their conclave.

Pope Francis is the first pontiff from Latin America and the First Non-European pope of the modern era. He will now serve as spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

Pope Francis I is 76 years old.

22 Comments

  1. posh

    March 13, 2013 at 9:24 pm

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  2. Chic

    March 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Dude is as European as the last pope. Born of Italian immigrants went to school in Germany. He is still very much European even though he was born in Argentina.

    • Queen

      March 13, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Some people just like wahala sha. Where you are born and grow up is usually where you identify with the most, more than blood sef. So, if a Caucasian is born in Nigeria (I have two friends that are by the way), grew up in Nigeria, and went to school in lets say England (secondary school). Does that make them less Nigerian, if they choose to call themselves Nigerian? My childhood friends, we attended the same nursery, primary and secondary school in 9ja were born in Lagos, and left for England at 13, to attend boarding school, and University in the US. These two girls eat eba, amala, efo you name it, they SPEAK YORUBA and a bit of pidgin. They still have strong ties to 9ja, and they come to Lagos regularly. So Sister please, broaden your mind. The world is global. He is Argentinian, a Latin Pope, so go and sit down abeg. Look beyond people’s skin or blood (racism). Same mentality as officers at the Nigeria Immigration Service.

    • Bebe

      March 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Shut up queen cos you are ignorant of world politics……we not look at it as an issue, but they would not have picked him if he did not have that European roots……the Vatican is so hugely political and have so much intrigues than ple imagine……go read some books and do research girl….

  3. hardey22

    March 13, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    i knew they wouldnt pick an african pope, i really father tuekson from ghana as the new pope

  4. chi

    March 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    black pope??..yall will wait forever. ITS ALL POLITICS!!..what ppl need a pope or spiritual “father” for is something i will never understand. Your spiritual father should be the one in the heavens. that is all..

  5. ankur

    March 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    May God Bless Our New Pope. Pope Francis. This shows me how the “Holy Spirit” was in the Sistine Chapel blessing us with a new Pope. It seems to me that everyone had an Idea on who it would be and The Name “Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio” from Argentina never came up. Our Holy Spirit is alive and well. God Does Know Best
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  6. Idak

    March 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    holy spirit never chooses a black cardinal as pope. all na wash.

  7. James

    March 14, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Lead us well…

  8. Domino Pizza

    March 14, 2013 at 4:11 am

    One of the reasons he got voted for was because he is not involved in the bureaucracy of the church…I hope they dont make him resign like they did his predecessor. @ Chi your right its all big time politics…Only if they worshiped God like they worship this title…..

  9. pynk

    March 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

    cant they pick people slightly younger? this guy looks like he has one foot in the grave. God forgive me.

  10. Uche

    March 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Y’all are entitled to your opinions…. but please speak of what you know only…. if you have no idea please by all means,… don’t join the wagon for just sake…. STFU.

  11. rhodes

    March 14, 2013 at 8:21 am

    lets hope this wont turn out bad sha, cus i no there is some ting up n there is some tin they r nt telling the masses, may God help us all

  12. 5'5

    March 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Bella Naija, Correct your selves, there is no numeral after his name. CNN specifically harped on that Yesterday.

  13. ada

    March 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

    i am a die hard catholic and a nigerian….but i personally wouldnt want a black pope…Vatican will change ,blacks are power drunk(not all,but we haven’t proven otherwise)…if it were a black man that was pope Benedict the 16th,am sure,i repeat”am sure”he wont step down…..for now let the whites rule…God knows best,………..Long Live POPE FRANCIS 1 the Bishop of ROME!

    • dont mention

      March 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      weh ada…..thank you so much…thank you so so much (am hugging you from my laptop)….i said the exact same thing. if na black person b dey Benedict, ei for deny top step down as dem dey poower hungry….and its a shame how, people just jump on a band wagon and say things that they dont know…..all i know is judge not so u r not judged. it is even sadder tht some people are closet christians and go out and slander God’s chosen servant ……something you will never see or hear a muslim do or how many can talk about allah, say anything about him n go free?…….thank God He is very forgiving like some of us, i no know where we go dey by now…….smh…all i know is that God chose pope Francis and i will pray for him that he listens to God and follow the direction he takes him in, so that he can guide this many flock to him diligently
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  14. Nonnie

    March 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

    we can comment about party events any how but Godly things people dont even have limits, what has our world come to?? i must say i am so disgraced that people can even write such terrible comments. but any way everybody is intitled to say whatever, just respect thats all i am saying.

  15. fineface

    March 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    God Bless the New Pope

  16. joe

    March 14, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Why do they neglect Africans like this all this voting sef should stop they should atleast try to do appointment so that this sit goes round to all continents.Is it only whites that are so religious or what???
    After all am not a catholic christain ,Presbyterian i am so weti be my own sef sha..

  17. ij

    March 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

    what does it matter the origin of the pope, or what he is called? he has been elected as the leader of the catholic church , we can only hope that he is really up to this very challenging task.
    i did wonder who he voted for? since he couldn’t vote for himself

  18. Mee

    March 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Amazing how catholics and non-catholics alike have opinions on who the pope should be, what he should be like and from. I would love all to read the Vatican I and II, catechism etc before voicing out what they think.

    For me, whether old, European by being born from Italian immigrants etc…. May he be given the grace by God to led his church well

  19. Kk

    March 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    @Bebe – see you talking with conviction. he would not have been chosen, if he did not have European roots. Omo, like you were there at the Conclave. You know the reason gan gan, why he was chosen. Or did you too ask your Oga at the top. Ignoramus. Mschew

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