Update Habemus Papam First Ever Jesuit. Pope Francis I

 Update .. Just in case you are arriving here the day after ......

The post below was written as an attempt to live blog from the moment when Habemus Papam was announced on 13th March until about 2 am of the 14th March.
                          Wow. This is exciting..... more to follow ...... Oremus !!!!!

I'm all of a dither - so this is the best I can do for now. 

 BBC LIVE TV Coverage and live text feeds from here

I'm listening and trying to type at the same time- not a good idea..

English: Cardinal Jorge M. Bergoglio SJ, Archb...
English: Cardinal Jorge M. Bergoglio SJ, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, celebrating mass at the XX Exposición del Libro Católico (20th Catholic Book Fair), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Español: Cardenal Jorge M. Bergoglio SJ, Arzobispo de Buenos Aires, celebrando misa en la XX Exposición del Libro Católico, en Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



(Buenos Aires. Argentina.)

Aged 76


WOW !!

 Congratulations to all the Jesuits and The Franciscans and the people of South/Latin America too.

Image hot off the press From Franciscan Brother Mickey McGrath 

Pope Francis - First Public Address 

"Brothers and sisters, Good evening!

You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome. 

The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop. Thank you! And first of all, I would like to offer a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him.
Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...
And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity. It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city. 

And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop. Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me. 

Now I will give the Blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will.

Brothers and sisters, I leave you now. Thank you for your welcome. Pray for me and until we meet again. We will see each other soon. Tomorrow I wish to go and pray to Our Lady, that she may watch over all of Rome. Good night and sleep well!"

I know nothing about this man other than he is strong on poverty and social justice issues. Let's hope he will be inspirational for the Universal church and the world.

  Thanks Be To God and Let's All Pray for Him.

Pope Francis - His Inaugural Mass will be on Tuesday March 19th the feast of St. Joseph, at 09:30 Rome time.

The Mass for the closure of Conclave will be at 17:00 Thursday in the Sistine Chapel. On Friday, at 11 a.m., there will be an audience with the College of Cardinals in the Clementine Hall. On Saturday 11 a.m. Pope Francis  will have audience with all journalists and media covering the conclave. 
On Sunday Pope Francis will recite The Angelus at noon.
Thursday, March 14th, he will make a private visit to a sanctuary of Our Lady but details will be released only when this visit is over.

     I've just found out some more information. I'm not analysing or checking much as I'm just quickly writing in a stream to gather a reasonable amount of views.
Some key quotes made by him from the Guardian again on gay marriage, unmarried mothers and journalists. The Argentinian pope has also made strident comments about the church's problems and has come in for some fierce criticism.

But I'm now querying his country of birth and chemist qualifications as I'm finding some contradictory reports on this.

He became a Cardinal in Argentina where he rode public transportation, lived in a small apartment heated by a small stove rather than the ornate quarters provided to Cardinals and he cooked his own meals. He has an affinity for the poor.

 Image courtesy of Katie Orloff Trembley on FB.

  •  More coming through now on his name from Franciscan Fr Dan Horan at Dating God who says :
  • "For the record, Pope Francis has, in fact, taken his name after St. Francis of Assisi. According to the CBC, here is the confirmation from a Vatican spokesperson:
    Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Canadian and Vatican spokesperson, told CBC News that [Pope] Francis is known for “his holiness and simplicity of life, his pastoral skills — the warmest person you would ever want to meet.”Speculating on why Bergoglio had chosen the name Francis, Rosica said, “Francis of Assisi is a saint that transcends the Catholic Church and is loved by all people, a saint who reached out for simplicity … poverty and care for the poor.”
  Thanks Be To God and Let's All Pray for Him.

Whether it's Francis of Assisi or Francis Xavier or even Francis de Sales or a synergy of all of them , I'm holding onto these words as I go to sleep tonight..

In the chapel of San Damiano, Assisi, St Francis was told by Our Lord "Francis, Go and rebuild my Church, which you can see has fallen into ruin." He began by physically rebuilding the church but then realised that the call was to rebuild the Church spiritually.
" Francis- Go and rebuild My Church which you see has fallen into ruin "

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