Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam Franciscum


The missus sent an image of the white smoke to me at work to signal what had happened. We (wife, me, parents, and kids) celebrated with a bottle from a lovely city I had the fortune of visiting three times — 2011 Terrazas de los Andes 'Altos Del Plata' Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina.

Some local coverage — Today in the news: Pope Francis elected, 5 things to know about Pope Francis, and Pope Francis, first South American pontiff, cheered by crowd.

Steve Sailer rightly calls His Holiness "a two-fer: satisfying the rising Hispanic tidal wave etc., while letting the Italians get back the Papacy, which they held for about a half-millennium up until the Polish Pope" — Pope Francis I: A Lionel Messi halo effect?

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2 Comments:

OpenID kuiwon said...

I'm quite skeptical about this choice. Conclaves are supposed to elect Popes, not necessarily saints.

March 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Manfred Arcane said...

He seems like a great, inspired choice: he is a man of prayer with a heart for the poor - and not afraid to speak truth to power. Not a saint but a Christian.

March 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM  

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