1.2 Billion Catholics Have A New Pope…..

…..and he is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. He is a 76 year old Jesuit from Buenos Aires, and has taken the name of Pope Francis. The Jesuits were formed centuries ago to persecute whenever possible, and counter the Protestant Reformation. They are usually seen as hardliners within Catholicism. Yet this Pope seems to be a mixed bag, since he took on the name of Francis, reflective of the Franciscan Order that dates to Francis of Assisi. This particular sect of Catholicism represent beliefs that are closer to the Protestant understanding of the Bible. Pope Francis has tended to and fed HIV patients in Buenos Aires. He is also one who the Catholic Church and Cardinals believe can unite the Cartel in the Vatican. The Cartel is basically best summed up as the Vatican bureaucracy and leadership.

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