New Pope posts first tweet

Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): The Vatican authorities have send out the first tweet from the official account for Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who would be formally known as Pope Francis.

Tweet on the pope's official account @Pontifex read 'Habemus papam franciscum.'

According to CBS News, the Latin phrase means "we have a new pope [Francis]."

On Wednesday white smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel at about 2 p.m. local time signifying that at least 77 cardinals agreed on a successor for Pope Benedict XVI.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Argentina, has been named the 266th pope.

Soon after it was made known that a new pope was elected, the official Twitter page of the pope was changed from "Sede Vacante", an expression to signify the papacy is currently vacant, to "Pontifex." (ANI)


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