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Message 1346393 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 5:50:38 UTC


Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope Francis


Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected the Catholic Church's Pope, taking the name Francis.

Appearing on a balcony over St Peter's Square in Rome, he asked the faithful to pray for him, with cheers erupting as he gave a blessing.

The 76-year-old from Buenos Aires is the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to be pontiff.

Messages of goodwill have poured in from around the world. The Pope's inaugural Mass will be next Tuesday.



I wish him the best!

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Message 1346394 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 5:54:53 UTC - in response to Message 1346393.


Can the first pontiff born outside Europe for 1,300 years clean up his troubled church? Argentinian Pope, 76, is named Francis I


Electors sent up white smoke at 6pm GMT indicating that a new Pope had been chosen after two days of voting
New Pontiff unveiled as Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, taking title Pope Francis I
Pope Francis appeared before thriving crowds on the balcony of St.Peter's Basilica at 7:15pm GMT
He is the first non-European Pope and also the first Jesuit Pope having spent his life in Argentinian capital
Criminal complaint was filed against him 2005 accusing cardinal of conspiring with the Argentinian junta in 1976
Son of a railway worker who only has one lung and speaks Italian, Spanish and German
Vatican said he took the name Francis after St. Francis of Assisi because he is a 'lover of the poor'
Barack Obama described him as a 'champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us'

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Message 1346477 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 10:18:13 UTC

Oh dear, 1st day in the job & causing controversy already....

New pope says British are usurpers

Care to shut him up Del-boy?
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Message 1346481 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 10:45:26 UTC

Tread carefully Sirius, religion and politics don't mix. The Mail ought to know better as well.


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Message 1346484 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 10:52:23 UTC - in response to Message 1346481.

Really? you sure about that? Check history out, you'll be surprised!
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Message 1346511 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 12:19:52 UTC - in response to Message 1346481.

Tread carefully Sirius, religion and politics don't mix. The Mail ought to know better as well.



Probably true that religion and politics don't mix, but they do keep getting mixed up. Heads of most religions cannot out of politics and politicians either embrace religion wholeheartedly of reject it.

And the press keeps turning the handle, seems like the Guardian has stepped in already.

Pope Francis: questions remain over his role during Argentina's dictatorship

Jorge Bergoglio was head of the Jesuit order in the 1970s when the church backed military government and called for patriotism

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Message 1346535 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 13:43:56 UTC - in response to Message 1346481.

Tread carefully Sirius, religion and politics don't mix. The Mail ought to know better as well.

Funny, I thought the Tea Party proved they were one in the same ...
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Message 1346537 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 13:47:27 UTC - in response to Message 1346535.

Tread carefully Sirius, religion and politics don't mix. The Mail ought to know better as well.

Funny, I thought the Tea Party proved they were one in the same ...


"One AND the same"?
I was going to try and not use that phrase anymore. :)
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Message 1346539 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 14:04:56 UTC

;-) He is a Franciscan. And he took the name Francis.

He'll clean up the Church. :-)!

These facts so far show that is his mandate.

We'll have to see who he appoints around him to gather what the Pontiff has in mind.
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Message 1346543 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 14:23:01 UTC - in response to Message 1346539.
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Clean it up? Really?

A century ago it was about 3 billion, now 1.2 or thereabouts?

Hmmn, lost touch have they?
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Message 1346564 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 15:33:24 UTC - in response to Message 1346543.

Clean it up? Really?

A century ago it was about 3 billion, now 1.2 or thereabouts?

Hmmn, lost touch have they?


Your speculations are very, very silly! World population 100 years ago where under a billion. About 800 million.

#4)No messages intended to annoy or antagonize other people, or to hijack a thread.

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Message 1346589 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 16:59:25 UTC - in response to Message 1346539.

;-) He is a Franciscan. And he took the name Francis.

He'll clean up the Church. :-)!

These facts so far show that is his mandate.

We'll have to see who he appoints around him to gather what the Pontiff has in mind.

He is a Jesuit, Who took the name Francis.
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Message 1346615 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 18:16:11 UTC - in response to Message 1346589.

the name Francis appears to be a nod to the other order of preists
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Message 1346621 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 18:23:54 UTC - in response to Message 1346564.

Clean it up? Really?

A century ago it was about 3 billion, now 1.2 or thereabouts?

Hmmn, lost touch have they?


Your speculations are very, very silly! World population 100 years ago where under a billion. About 800 million.

#4)No messages intended to annoy or antagonize other people, or to hijack a thread.


It seems we're both silly as we both got it wrong... In1913 it was 1.772 Billion....

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Message 1346624 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 18:30:10 UTC - in response to Message 1346589.

;-) He is a Franciscan. And he took the name Francis.

He'll clean up the Church. :-)!

These facts so far show that is his mandate.

We'll have to see who he appoints around him to gather what the Pontiff has in mind.

He is a Jesuit, Who took the name Francis.

My mistake. Thank you for the correction.
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Message 1346625 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 18:31:02 UTC - in response to Message 1346621.

Clean it up? Really?

A century ago it was about 3 billion, now 1.2 or thereabouts?

Hmmn, lost touch have they?


Your speculations are very, very silly! World population 100 years ago where under a billion. About 800 million.

#4)No messages intended to annoy or antagonize other people, or to hijack a thread.


It seems we're both silly as we both got it wrong... In1913 it was 1.772 Billion....

Historical Economic overview

Rare from you but more then a fair statement. Thank you for the correction.
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Message 1346630 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 18:39:45 UTC - in response to Message 1346625.

You cheeky git... :)

When I'm wrong, at least I have the courage to admit it.
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Message 1346662 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 20:20:40 UTC - in response to Message 1346630.

You cheeky git... :)

When I'm wrong, at least I have the courage to admit it.

As do I. I was wrong, it was more then 800,000,000. ;-)
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Message 1346667 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 20:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 1346615.

the name Francis appears to be a nod to the other order of preists


There are two theories as to which "St. Francis" decide to choose, most obvious to the man is the street is St Francis of Assisi, but there is another, one of the "founders" of the Jesuits was St. Francis Xavier. Both held very similar views about helping the poor, looking after the needy, living lives of simplicity and so on. Indeed when you look at the life style of Pope Francis you can see immediate parallels to both. I would really like to know which he chose, or perhaps its a combination of the two?
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