Yes, that guy in the middle of the photo is holding an iPad, I have used mine to take photos, but only when I really had no other choice.
***** David Letterman and his writers have come up with all sorts of ideas about what the old pope will or could do. ;-)
No, you can’t let the old Pope win at cards if you are capable of beating him. That would be dishonest. What I learned, or maybe relearned, with this quiz is that they don’t elect a Pope. They elect a Bishop of Rome who, in turn, is then offered up to be the Pope. I do miss it when you miss a quiz, but it does seem like it would be a lot of work to keep it going…especially if there are other things going on.
**** RE the guy holding up the "book" I saw him and if you look closely you will see the apple logo on it. I figured it had to be an ipad and that he was taking a pic.
***** When you blow up the photo, you can see the Apple logo on the iPad.
Janice M. Sellers
***** Counting present pope there have been 217 of 267 popes from what is now Italy. A retired priest may be in residence at a church rectory or rest home, depending on health. Those who have attained leadership roles as bishop, archbishop, cardinal or pope and then retired, still have the title emeritus or pro-tem but someone else is now in their office with all its responsibilities and obligations. The retired remain active in priestly functions as long as possible in their retired life.
Bear in mind, that Europe with Rome and Italy was the center of Western Civilization up to fairly recent without very much contact with more distant parts of the world. This may have caused the hierarchy of Catholic Church in Rome and Vatican to appear to be insular to far away missionaries in the Americas and Asia.
There was not a "dry eye in the house" at the Sistine Chapel the moment when former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the next pope, with the 115 cardinals meeting for the conclave then bursting into applause, according to Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.
"[It is] a remarkably emotional experience, even though we weren't surprised, because we could see it coming as the votes was tallied, and we see the direction that the Holy Spirit was leading us," Dolan told "Good Morning America" today. "But, still, the moment he got to the number needed, 77, was wonderfully inspirational. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house."
Bergoglio, 76, the cardinal from Buenos Aires, Argentina, from now on to be known as Pope Francis, is the first pope ever from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope.
Dolan described how the nature and identify of Jorge Bergoglio was changed and formed into Pope Francis Wednesday.
"He was a man who just a couple of hours before we were pouring coffee with and walking through the halls of St. Martha and chatting with," he said. "Now, all of a sudden, he's our holy father, and we're pledging him our love, and our allegiance, and our loyalty and our prayer."
Pope Francis was described as "serene" at the time of his election.
"As it became clear to all of us that he was probably going to be the man, we watched him closely, and he was remarkably at peace," Dolan said. "He did not seem to be rattled, and did not seem to agonize over things. He was just a man of resignation."
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington told "Good Morning America" today that although Pope Francis now has an enormous responsibility, he expects to see a great simplicity of style in the new pontiff.
"I think we got a little taste of that when he stepped out onto the [balcony]," Wuerl said. "While vested in white, he didn't seem to lose that characteristic simplicity, charm, quietness. I don't think we're going to see a lot of personality change in him."
Wuerl said that when Pope Francis stepped in from the balcony after greeting the public, he walked into the dining room where the cardinals were to have supper, entering the room the same way he had every other time in this conclave, by greeting his brothers and simply taking his seat.
On his first full day as the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, Pope Francis was rumored to plan to do something no other pope has had the option of doing for centuries: meet with a predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The Vatican said early today that Pope Francis won't be calling on his predecessor, but would see him another day.
After Bergoglio was chosen by his peers Wednesday, Dolan told reporters Francis expressed a desire to meet with Benedict today.
"Very touchingly," Dolan said Wednesday, "he said tomorrow -- we knew we were going to have Mass with him in the Sistine Chapel -- he said, 'Is it OK if we have Mass in the afternoon together because in the morning I want to visit former Pope Benedict?' which is very beautiful."
Benedict has retired to Castel Gondolfo, approximately 30 miles away from the Vatican.
Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The coming days will be busy ones for Pope Francis.
Francis will celebrate a Mass today at the altar in front of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" in the Sistine Chapel, as dictated by tradition, and he will pray at Rome's St. Mary Major basilica.
He will hold an audience Friday with the cardinals in the Sala Clementina in the Apostolic Palace.
On Saturday, it will be time to meet the media: a morning session with journalists in the Paul VI Audience hall. Finally, on Sunday, the pope will recite the Angelus from the window of his papal apartment.
The main event, though, will come Tuesday morning with the new pontiff's installation Mass. The ceremony will take place on the church feast day of St. Joseph, a holiday for many in Rome, and Father's Day in Italy. Vice President Joe Biden will lead the delegation from the United States.
With papal appointments also a possibility in the coming days, it will be a busy period for the church's 266th pontiff. After already making history with his election, the job of leading the world's 1.2 billion Catholics now begins in earnest.
When Bergoglio appeared on a balcony overlooking a packed St. Peter's Square Wednesday night, the crowd of about 150,000 who had gathered on the cold, wet night erupted in applause, waving flags, singing songs and cheering the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
The enthusiastic, emotional reaction to the newly elected Pope Francis, who wore a simple wooden cross, stood in contrast to the low-key remarks he gave soon after.
As the first Latin American to lead the church, the first Jesuit and the first non-European in centuries, his election as pontiff is a historic one, one that left some of the devoted in the square overcome with excitement and simple disbelief.
"I started crying. I couldn't stop it," Santiago Gonzalez Cutre of Argentina said.
Another Argentine in Vatican City for the occasion, Victor Nunez de la Rosa, said he still could not believe his countryman had become the next pope.
Rafael Castro of Honduras hailed Bergoglio's election as "amazing" and "incredible."
From Vatican City to Buenos Aires and elsewhere across the globe, reaction to the new pope was positive.
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1. March 13, 2013
2. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, just elected Pope Francis
3. April 19, 2005 when Joseph Aloisius Ratzinget was elected Pope Benedict I
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The Vatican in the background
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I noted the flags were Spain, Malta, Argentina, Philippines, and prob. Italy, so it is probably in Europe. I noted the obelisk and colonnades in the background, and they reminded me of St.Peter's Square in the Vatican. Then I remembered a recent event there, and google-images provides a number of similar images (e.g. cmsimg.freep.com/apps/).
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Francis, (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the current Pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is the Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of the Vatican City State.
Born in Buenos Aires as the son of Italian parents, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technician before entering seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1969. From 1973 to 1979 he was Argentina's Provincial superior of the Society of Jesus, became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and cardinal in 2001. Following the resignation of Pope
Benedict XVI, on 13 March 2013 the papal conclave elected Bergoglio, who chose the papal name Francis in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope; the first pope from the Americas, and the Southern Hemisphere, he may increase attention given to Southern Hemisphere concerns since the majority of Catholics are now there.
Throughout his life, both as an individual and a religious leader, he has been known for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths. Since his election to the papacy, he has displayed a simpler and less formal approach to the office, choosing to reside in the Vatican guesthouse rather than the papal residence.
Pope Francis leaves the Sistine Chapel after being elected pope and shortly before appearing for the first time on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on March 13 at the Vatican. (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano) ncronline.org/news/vatican
Cardinals take an oath of secrecy inside the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, March 12, 2013, before they start the conclave to elect the 266th Roman Catholic pope. (L'Osservatore Romano/AP Photo) abcnews.go.com/International/sli
Cardinals line up to take an oath of secrecy inside the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, March 12, 2013, before the start the conclave to elect the 266th Roman Catholic pope. (L'Osservatore Romano/AP Photo) abcnews.go.com/Interna
Monsignor Guido Marini closes the doors to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, March 12, 2013, at the start of the conclave of cardinals to elect the next pope. Marini closed the doors after shouting "Extra omnes," Latin for "all out," telling everyone but those taking part in the conclave to leave the frescoed hall. He then locked it. (L'Osservatore Romano/AP Photo) abcnews.go.com/International/slideshow/conclave-elect-pop
Cardinals exit St Peter's Basilica after they attended the Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass before they will enter the conclave to decide who the next pope will be on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) abcnews.go.com/International/slide
Cardinals and faithful attend a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, March 12, 2013. (Andrew Medichini/AP Photo) abcnews.go.com/International/slidesh
White smoke signals the election of a new pope.
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran announces the newly elected Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis, elected the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 13, 2013. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) abcnews.go.com/International/s
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
It was a happy time, From the smiles on their faces, And not just a local crowd, They had came from many places.
To cheer in a new Pope, And honor the one replaced.
The black smoke has just turned to white, This is the notice a of new Pope Causing the excitement in the night. For New, and Universal Hope.