Today is the day!
Live feed from the Vatican:
(EWTN’s feed is available here.)
Joy and excitement in Rome and around the world:
The new pontiff will greet the world shortly:
On Twitter, Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan, is the frontrunner:
We’ll find out soon enough:
We will continue to monitor this story and update with developments.
The papal Twitter account has been reactivated as well.
Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is the new pope:
He is the first Jesuit pope:
He is also the first non-European pope since Pope Gregory III. (see Editor’s note.)
Prayers and well-wishes are pouring in:
Blessings to Pope Francis I.
(Editor’s note: The post initially stated that Pope Francis is the first non-European pope. In fact, he is the first since Pope Gregory III to be born outside of Europe.)
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