|The newly-elected Holy Father, Pope Francis|
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, after weeks of tempe sede vacante (aka the only time where the Holy Throne is not occupied by the Pope) AND two days and three failed votes, the Vatican has a new Holy Pope: Pope Francis, previously known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergolio from Argentina. This pope election is a landmark in several marks:
1. He's the first Jesuit to become Pope
2. He's the first non-European cardinal to become Pope
3. He's the first man to choose his Pope-ly name as "Francis" when he became Pope
4. He's the first man I'VE EVER SEEN BEING ELECTED POPE!!!
I watched the whole thing, from when the white smoke appeared to when Pope Francis (SO COOL!!!) ended his speech/prayer service.
OH. MY. GOD. THAT. WAS. FREAKING. AMAZING. I'd never thought I'd see anything like this in real life. The only thing I'd seen that related to this was the "Angels and Demons" movie (if you take out all the shooting, death, race against time, Illuminati, etc.). I hope that Pope Francis will do great things in his term of Holy Pope, like get everyone to get comfortable with same-sex marriage. Now that would be freaking fantastic.
I'll leave you with your celebrations of the newly-elected Pope Francis.
HOW COOL OF A NAME IS POPE FRANCIS??!! THAT'S ALSO AS COOL AS THE NAME SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI (only much shorter)!!!