Well, that didn’t take very long.
The new Pope Francis has some very big shoes to fill. For the sake of my Catholic brothers and sisters, and really, for the sake of all of who bear the name of Christ, I hope and will pray that the Holy Spirit’s strength and guidance will be strong with him. In that spiritual and political hot-seat, he’s going to need it.
I am amused that the Conclave found a way to finesse the question “Should it be a Latin American? Or is it time for an Italian again?”
Also: First Dominican joke about the new Pope (via Mark Shea):
“Conclave locates Jesuit faithful to the Pope.”