Marking a historical move in a stunned manner, the College of Cardinals on Wednesday elected a new Pope from America, Argentine Jorge Bergoglio given papal name Francis.
Francis selection is the first as pontiff from Europe , even the first Jesuit and the first named Francis since more than millennium, the Middle Ages, surprisingly he was remaining the first choice of papal in at least six centuries, source said.
The announcement has made infront of the crowd of tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square shouting “Habemus Papam!” or “We have a pope!”.
The 76-year-old Bergoglio the archbishop of Buenos Aires has spent nearly his entire career in Argentina, overseeing churches and shoe-leather priests.
The surprising resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, becoming the first pope to resign in 600 years moved with joyful moment when Bergoglio reportedly finished second in the 2005 conclave, elected on the fifth ballot to replace the predecessor.
Bergoglio who guided people for social values asked for prayers for himself. “You know that the work of the conclave is to give a bishop to Rome,” the new Pontiff said in front of crowd, reports said.
He added, “It seems as if my brother cardinals went to find him from the end of the earth, but here we are. Thank you for the welcome.”
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the decision, and said to be much inspired from the world of Cardinals which spread message of love for more than 2,000 years, show the face of God.