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i was wrong and glad i was

pope francis i (photo credit: marcos brindicci/reuters)
argentine cardinal jorge mario bergoglio is the new pope. a seagull acted as the harbinger of good news. it sat on top of the chimney and flew away just before the white smoke emerged announcing his election. he chose the name francis, the first pope to be called by that name.

darn, i thought it would be cardinal tarcisio pietro evasio bertone. do i have to eat my shorts now? have mercy on me.

the election to the successor of pope benedict xvi didn’t last longer than i expected. i was thinking it would take at least around st. patrick’s day. what this means is that a front-runner among the cardinals had already been established even before the first vote was cast. it took just four more votes to get him elected.

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March 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm 1 comment

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