Catholic Mauritius

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio elected 266th pontiff and takes name Pope Francis

Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years, and said he would take the name Francis I. Pope Francis, 76, appeared on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica just over [...]Related News:Pope Benedict XVI has indicated he does not necessarily viewSurge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcistsBelgian church offers to help child abuse victimsAmish in crisis as father faces trial for 'decade of…The head of the Vatican bank is under investigation for…The post ...

13 Mar 2013, KotZot