Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected as the new pope Francis. His inauguration will take place next Tuesday the 19th of March.
He was greeted with cheers as he stood and waved from the balcony over St Peter’s Square. Pope Francis is the first Latin American pope and apparently a surprise choice- predictions of who would be elected differed and there were even expectations of a younger pope to be voted in. Latin America is said to be home to 40% of the Catholic following and it is said that people have reacted with ‘delight’ at him being chosen.
What do you think about the new Pope? Will he bring about some fresh change?