The catholic church has a new pope, Argentinean cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was today named the New Pope Francis, becoming the first Jesuit Priest and first Latin to become Pope!!
After a day of black smoke, finally we saw white smoke coming out from the Sistine Chapel chimney and it was just a matter of seconds until the new pope’s identity was going to be announced at the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.
The New Pope is Pope Francis or Pope Francisco whose real name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, he was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 17, 1936.
Pope Francis’s father Mario Bergoglio was an Italian railroad worker, who with his wife Regina a housewife had 4 children. He was in his 20’s when due to a long respiratory illness he lost a lung.
76-year-old Bergoglio graduated with a degree in chemistry and a from E.T.Nº 27 formerly known as secundaria industrial EE.T.Nº 27, he also holds a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo San José in San Miguel, in 1957 at the age of 21 he decided to become a priest, he entered the seminary of Society Of Jesus in the Buenos Aires’ neighborhood of Villa Devoto, as a novice in the Jesuit order.
Archbishop Ramón José Castellano ordained him to the priesthood on December 13, 1969, Pope Francis then taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada in Santa Fe, and the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires. He by . He attended the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, a seminary in San Miguel. Bergoglio attained the position of novice master there and became professor of theology.
He has written several books like
1982: Meditaciones para religiosos1986: Reflexiones sobre la vida apostólica1992: Reflexiones de esperanza1998: Diálogos entre Juan Pablo II y Fidel Castro2003: Educar: exigencia y pasión2004: Ponerse la patria al hombro2005: La nación por construir2006: Corrupción y pecado2006: Sobre la acusación de sí mismo2007: El verdadero poder es el servicio2012: Mente abierta, corazón creyente
From 1973 to 1979 he served as provincial for Argentina by the Society of Jesus, from 1980 until 1986 he served as rector of the seminary in San Miguel, after that he flew to Germany and finished his doctoral dissertation, moving into Cordova afterwards were he served as spiritual director and confessor.
On February 28, 1998 he was named ordinary for Eastern Catholics in Argentina succeeding Cardinal Quarracino, Pope John Paul II named him Cardinal on February 21, 2001. Four years later he was one of the Cardinal electors at the 2005 papal conclave where he came to a close race with Pope Benedict, but it was until Bergoglio asked the Cardinal with tears in his eyes not to vote for him.
From 2005 until 2008 he was President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, he has openly spoken about being respectful to homosexual although he was opposed the legislation introduced by Argentina to allow same-*** marriage in 2010, he opposes euthanasia and abortion however he He supports the use of contraception to prevent the spread of disease. He said he found discriminating against children to be adopted by homosexual couples.
“Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.
On March 13, 2013 during the second day of the 2013 Papal conclave he was chosen the new Pope Francis I. Follow him on Twitter here