I only got to watch the last bit of his time on the balcony, but I'm already impressed. It's lunch time here so I missed a lot. I'll have to watch some of the feed from news agencies later.
A Jesuit (I wonder if his outfit will be black) and a Latin American Pope. I once had a pen pal from Argentina so I've got a soft spot for that country particularly since the people suffer so from political turmoil.
And I knew it was God's doing when he chose the name Pope Francis.
You see every afternoon when I put HB down for a nap since he was an infant I sing the Prayer of St. Francis. I have a special relationship with this great saint of animals, nature, poverty, and of course as a pacifist peace.
I have high hopes that Pope Francis being God's servant will do much for the Church.
So excited. Now I must deal with my toddler's melt down and put the pre-schooler down for his nap. And I will offer up my Prayer of St. Francis to our beloved new pope.