We have a Pope!
He is Pope Francis I, formerly the archbishop of Argentina- Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Pope Francis is the first Pope from the western hemisphere, the first Pope from Latin America, the first Jesuit Pope, and he seems to have been the consensus alternate choice after Cardinal Scola of Milan- the first choice of Cardinals looking for a radical outsider to shake things up and Cardinal Odilo Scherer of Brazil - the archetypical Vatican insider who is a part of the Curia and would have represented a status quo pick.
With both the ultimate insider and ultimate outsider not acceptable to a majority of the Cardinals at the Conclave, Cardinal Bergoglio, who was rumored to have been runner up to Pope Benedict in the last conclave, quickly became consensus alternate choice.
Meanwhile as the Cardinals were arriving at their choice for a Pope, ace Herald reporter @Davidovalle305 was live tweeting the closing arguments of both sides in the re-trial of the case involving the murder of City Of Miami Police Officer Victor Estefan. The jury has been sent home for the day and deliberations resume tomorrow. All in all it was a busy and fun day if you were monitoring twitter.
See You In Court.
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