Jesuit Pope

March 14, 2013 highwayadmin

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, a puff of white smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel announced to a cheering crowd thronging St. Peter’s Square that the gathering Catholic cardinals had picked a new pope from among their midst.  The one chosen was from Argentina, the first South American to be chosen to fill this top papal position.The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (pronounced Ber-GOAL-io), will be called Francis I, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He is also the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years and the first member of the Jesuit order to lead the church.Francis I, age 76, had been the archbishop of Buenos Aires.It will be interesting to observe events in the religious world and the direction religious liberty will go as the ensuing days and months of the reign of this new “Jesuit” pope takes shape.We must be about our Father’s business of spreading “Present truth” and the “Everlasting Gospel” as quickly as possible as we approach nearer and ever nearer to the close of probationary time.