The World welcomed a new pope yesterday with an estimated 1.2 billion people witnessing the ceremony. After the wait, the New Pope was unveiled yesterday by the Name Pope Francis whose names are : Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (from Argentina).
Pope Francis was been elected as the 266th pope, making him the leader of the 1.2 billion-strong Roman Catholic Church.
Francis was elected on Wednesday on the second day of the conclave in Vatican City, after receiving the required two-thirds majority, or at least 77 votes of the 115 cardinal electors from 48 countries.
The 76-year-old from Buenos Aires is the first Jesuit and the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years.
Francis succeeds Benedict XVI, who stepped down on February 28, the first pontiff to do so in 598 years.
Pope Francis appeared on the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica just over an hour after white smoke poured from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel to signal his election.
“Pray for me,” the new pontiff, dressed in the white robes of a pope for the first time, urged the crowd.
In other News a white smoke was also Witnessed In Nairobi as the New Pope was being elected.