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Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis
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Posted on 03/13/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

BACKGROUND:

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ (born December 17, 1936) is the current pope of the Roman Catholic Church, elected on March 13, 2013, and taking the regnal name of Francis I. Prior to his election, he served as an Argentine cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. He was elevated to Pope in March 2013.

Jorge Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. After studying at the seminary in Villa Devoto, he entered the Society of Jesus on March 11, 1958. Bergoglio obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo San José in San Miguel, and then taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada in Santa Fe, and the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 13, 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano. He attended the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, a seminary in San Miguel. Bergoglio attained the position of novice master there and became professor of theology.

Impressed with his leadership skills, the Society of Jesus promoted Bergoglio and he served as provincial for Argentina from 1973 to 1979. He was transferred in 1980 to become the rector of the seminary in San Miguel where had had studied. He served in that capacity until 1986. He completed his doctoral dissertation in Germany and returned to his homeland to serve as confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: argentina; bergoglio; buenosaires; catholics; conclave; dupe; francis; francisi; jesuit; jesuitorder; jorgebergoglio; pope; popefrancis; popefrancis1; romancatholicism
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1 posted on 03/13/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 03/13/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

I really hope he will bring the Jesuits back to the Catholic Church.


3 posted on 03/13/2013 12:30:18 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am not Catholic but he seems like a good man..they made the right choice..today is a very blessed day all the best to Catholics all over the world


4 posted on 03/13/2013 12:31:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: FatherofFive

What’s wrong with Pope Jorge? Why Pope Francis?

Is there some history to it why they changed his name, or Jorge just too common...hispanic?


5 posted on 03/13/2013 12:32:10 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: SeekAndFind

He has a sense of humor. He’ll need that.


6 posted on 03/13/2013 12:32:22 PM PDT by Publius
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To: FatherofFive

Since he is not called Peter or Paul can we now put the end of the world comments behind us. Nostradamus did not get it right.

I spoke to God. He says my children will live a long and healthy life and the world, will not end.


7 posted on 03/13/2013 12:32:36 PM PDT by edcoil (Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Our first Pope from the New World!


8 posted on 03/13/2013 12:32:41 PM PDT by Ax
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To: skinndogNN

they always take a new name


9 posted on 03/13/2013 12:32:44 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: skinndogNN

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles_of_faith/2009/04/catholic_mag_le.html


10 posted on 03/13/2013 12:32:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: skinndogNN

As a Jesuit, he’s referring to Francis Xavier, the Spanish Jesuit who evangelized India. That should give you a hint.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 12:33:22 PM PDT by Publius
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To: SeekAndFind
The entire news media seems to be very insistent on their belief that there will be a Francis II.

He's Pope Francis.

12 posted on 03/13/2013 12:33:24 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: skinndogNN

RE: What’s wrong with Pope Jorge? Why Pope Francis?

Maybe wants to follow the example of Francis of Assisi...


13 posted on 03/13/2013 12:33:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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14 posted on 03/13/2013 12:33:36 PM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Ax

Catholics in Argentina should be very proud..I am not familiar with how this all works but isn’t Bergoglio the first Argentinian to be elected Pope?


15 posted on 03/13/2013 12:34:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad that many citizens and legislators of the United States don’t honor the Constitution as much as the people in Rome and around the world watching the introduction of Pope Francis are honoring him.


16 posted on 03/13/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; BlackElk

I’m still in shock. I neeeever saw this one coming. Bergoglio was “too old,” everyone said.

I trust that the Cardinals were aided by the Holy Spirit when taking their vote, and that thus he is the right choice.


17 posted on 03/13/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not “Peter of Rome.” Rather Francis I of Argentina. So much for that load of “prophecies.”

He has a bit of what some characterize as a “social justice” streak, but outright rejected “liberation theology” some time ago. Apparently he really is a humble, devout, and no-nonsense kind of person. At least that’s what I’ve dug up in the past 10 minutes or so. Anyone else?

PS First Jesuit Pope.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 12:35:24 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.b)
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To: SeekAndFind

Francis Xavier, not Francis of Assisi. Different religios orders.


19 posted on 03/13/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT by Publius
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To: SeekAndFind

“RE: What’s wrong with Pope Jorge? Why Pope Francis?

Maybe wants to follow the example of Francis of Assisi...”

More likely to emulate Saint Francis Xavier, the great Spanish Jesuit.


20 posted on 03/13/2013 12:35:54 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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21 posted on 03/13/2013 12:36:08 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: skinndogNN
It's a regnal name.

For comparison, King George VI of Britain (the one from The King's Speech) was baptized Albert, but took the name George, after his father, when he was crowned.

The past two hundred or so Popes have taken regnal names, in order to honor someone they admired.

22 posted on 03/13/2013 12:36:38 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind
Francis. Manly name.

I'm not Catholic ... so this really isn't my game. But ... born in 1936? He's 78. Certainly has to be precedent for a Pope that's in his 50s. Would've been nice to have somebody young enough to last a while. Gonna have to do the whole thing over again in a few years.

SnakeDoc

23 posted on 03/13/2013 12:36:55 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He’s the first person from the Western Hemisphere to be elected Pope.


24 posted on 03/13/2013 12:37:39 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Hoodat

Glad to see Pope Francis lighten up the scene!


25 posted on 03/13/2013 12:38:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Publius

We’re not Catholic but watched the revelation and were EXTREMELY moved. Awesome! Bless him and all Christianity.


26 posted on 03/13/2013 12:38:21 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Hoodat

Too funny !!


27 posted on 03/13/2013 12:38:40 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. A Jesuit and an American!


28 posted on 03/13/2013 12:38:51 PM PDT by GVnana
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For everyone's information, this was the odds that people gave for the Papabili (LESSON: He who enters the conclave as Pope, leaves the conclave a Cardinal ):

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29 posted on 03/13/2013 12:39:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: skinndogNN

IIRC, Popes started taking a new name when a man named Peter was elected. Not wanting to duplicate the name of the original Peter, he took another name.


30 posted on 03/13/2013 12:39:20 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: wideawake

That’s awesome!! And he seems to have a sense of humor too!


31 posted on 03/13/2013 12:39:46 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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Jorge Mario Bergoglio: The archbishop of Buenos Aires is the Argentine-born son of an Italian railway worker. Seen as a compassionate conservative, he reportedly came in second during the 2005 balloting that ultimately elected Benedict XVI. The 76-year-old Jesuit prizes simplicity and humility and would encourage priests to do shoe-leather evangelization, his biographer says.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/12/17270315-from-rome-to-africa-meet-the-20-men-who-could-be-pope?lite
32 posted on 03/13/2013 12:39:49 PM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: piytar

Some crank will find a way to shoehorn that fake prophecy into this election. Somehow.


33 posted on 03/13/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Hoodat
Father Francis?


34 posted on 03/13/2013 12:40:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

He’s 76 years old but doesn’t look 76..looks like a young 76 so God willing he has many many years ahead of him


35 posted on 03/13/2013 12:40:25 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d like to see the Bozo who put their money on Richard Dawkins.


36 posted on 03/13/2013 12:40:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GVnana

I don’t see anything to indicate he’s an American.


37 posted on 03/13/2013 12:41:01 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Revolting cat!

It’s still Frank’s World, we just get to live in it.


38 posted on 03/13/2013 12:41:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Prayers for my Catholic brethren in Christ, that the leadership of your Church has chosen wisely and selected a man who will do God’s work as His servant on earth.


39 posted on 03/13/2013 12:41:39 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The announcement and first view of our new pope came during the hour of mercy in my time zone :)


40 posted on 03/13/2013 12:41:43 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: FatherofFive

“I really hope he will bring the Jesuits back to the Catholic Church.”

My sentiments exactly.


41 posted on 03/13/2013 12:42:00 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: SnakeDoctor

An we have enough of that stupid still shot?

Please


42 posted on 03/13/2013 12:42:47 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The ultimate sense of humor belonged to Pope John 23. When asked by a journalist in 1960, “How many people work in the Vatican?”, he answered, “About half.”


43 posted on 03/13/2013 12:43:15 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Catsrus

He is from Argentina.


44 posted on 03/13/2013 12:43:47 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: stanne

You’ll live.

SnakeDoc


45 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:08 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: skinndogNN
I was sort of amazed that the new Pontiff didn't make a deferential nod to the U.S.'s Nobel Laureate. I was thinking it would have been sort of 'snappy' if Jorge had opted for just an initial as a name. How about

Pope O

in honor of "The One"?

46 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:17 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Hoodat

“compassionate conservative”, SWELL...


47 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:25 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Catsrus

They meant as in from the Americas viz. Western Hemisphere.


48 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:42 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Catsrus

Argentina where he was born is in South America.

so he’s definitely an American in the conventional definition.

although his father was an Italian immigrant.


49 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: FatherofFive

Please explain the “Jesuits” thing. A liberal sect?

I just know they tend to be more academic.


50 posted on 03/13/2013 12:45:04 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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