Breaking: The new #Pope is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina—
Bret Baier (@BretBaier) March 13, 2013
Habemus Papum! As Twitchy reported, white smoke rose and new pope was chosen. Now comes official word of who was chosen: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina.
The new pope has reportedly chosen to use “Francis”; He is Pope Francis I.
The new pope emerges. Francisco!—
Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 13, 2013
I love that the pope took the name Francis !—
Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) March 13, 2013
Reaction comes in swiftly.
The new Pope is… Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio! The first Pontiff from the Americas.. He chose the name 'Pope Francis'
They're not crying in Argentina. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires is the new Pope.—
Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 13, 2013
Let us pray for Pope Francis!—
Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) March 13, 2013
Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with further developments.
Update: First tweet from the @Pontifex account:
HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM—
(@Pontifex) March 13, 2013