Habemus Papam

This was the announcement made today by the Senior Cardinal Deacon following the successful selection of Jorge Bergoglio as the next Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He will be known as Pope Francis.

“I announce to you a great joy:
We have a Pope!
The most eminent and most reverend Lord,
Jorge Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church Bergoglio
Who takes for himself the name of Francis

Please join in praying the blessings of God upon our New Pope as he graciously accepts the will of God and undertakes this most challenging of ministries.

Read the following articles about Pope Francis I, which were published on the Vatican Web site yesterday.

Cardinal Bergoglio Elected to the Pontificate

Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

Fr. Lombardi : Joy at Election of Latin American Pope