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Habemus Papam! Cardinalem Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., POPE FRANCIS I


Posted by on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9:10
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qw I was awaken by a loud knock on my door and telling me to get up because there was already a Pope. So I hurriedly got out of my bed and ran to the TV room and the bells on St. Peter’s Square were tolling non-stop. People were cheering and you can feel the hype between the people at the Piazza and the media personalities commenting on what is happening. It was 7:06 Rome time when the initial black smoke then gave rise to a billow of white smoke signaling that a Pope has indeed been elected. After an 50 minutes or so, the crowd started to get loud again. It was the Vatican Band and Swiss guards in full armada marching towards the front of St. Peter’s Basilca. Minutes more, the lights on the windows of both sides of the Balcony lit up and everyone cheered. Until the Cardinal Deacon step out of the Balcony and announced “Cardinalem  Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I and the rest was history. OTWOMD is one with the Christendom in welcoming the New Pope. The Holy Spirit did well!

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White smoke emerged from the Chimney at exactly 7:06 PM Rome time

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Visible white smoke in the dark

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A fantastic symbol of eternal hope, of an unbroken leadership

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Bells rang for almost 15 minutes non-stop all over Rome

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People awaiting the new Pope braved through the rains with cheer and joy

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Not even a needle could fit in

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The Swiss Guards in their Rain Gear marched in to St. Peter’s Square

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As far as the eye could see

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A few moments before the lights went on inside the balcony

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And then he emerged!

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Cardinalem Borgoglio! Papam Franciscum I

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Former Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, is a Jesuit

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Greeting for the first time his flock

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Speechless

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Flanked by the College of Cardinals

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Giving his blessing for the first time

 



: a.k.a. "bluepanjeet" has been writing in cyber space since 2005. In 2006, he jump-started his Catholic blogging a few years before the Catholic Church utilized social networks and blogs in spreading the Gospel. In 2007, in response to a realization of the growing need for Catholic Bloggers online, he officially launched his own self-hosted Catholic blog and called it "On The Wings Of My Dream" or simply OTWOMD which is a metaphor of his favorite psalm in the Bible, Psalm 63. Since then he has been blogging, (and sometimes podcasting) for the Catholic Church using his enthusiasm in the New Media, his inclination on visual and digital arts, his passion for the written word and his love for the Catholic Church. You can follow Rom's tweets on Twitter @rommatthieson




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1 Comment

  1. 6 May, 2013, 14:15

    napadaan po. kumusta po, kapatid? nagbabalik na ako sa mundo ng blogging, hehehe.

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