New Pope Chosen
George Hiotis

New Pope Chosen

by George Hiotis on March 13, 2013

The 266th Pope has been chosen. Whoever he may be, he now changes into his papal white cassock and one-by-one the Cardinal’s approach him to swear their obedience. He will stop and pray in the Pauline Chapel for a few minutes before emerging on the loggia of the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Preceding him to the balcony is French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Protodeacon, who announces “habemus papam”, latin for “we have a Pope” and then introduces him to the world in latin. He then emerges and delivers his first public words as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

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