Cardinal Bergoglio has chosen the name Pope Francis I.
The traditional announcement has been made from the balcony by the French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran: “Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum… habemus papam!” – “I announce to you a great joy… we have a pope!”
Linda in Ghana
texts: Although not Catholic, I have stayed behind after work to know who the new Pope will be. As a Christian I believe such a person irrespective of colour or race should be strong in upholding the Christian values which many souls have lost amidst cries of rights etc.
The Pope’s Twitter account has now been reactivated on @pontifex.