The smoke began to pour out of the Sistine Chapel chimney shortly after 1:00pm Central Daylight Time. Just over an hour later, the announcement was made:
HABEMUS PAPAM! We have a pope!
The name that God knows him by is Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
He was the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The name the world will know him by is Pope Francis – the FIRST!
Let us pray for Pope Francis today and all days of his glorious reign!