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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

HABEMUS PAPAM

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. 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I may not have much of a life, but I have about 6,000 better things to do than "monitoring Twitter."

Anonymous said...

Pope Neil Rogers!

Anonymous said...

I bet we have a guilty verdict on Estefan by noon Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Neil, God.

Anonymous said...

8:24 - Amen to that, brother.

And also caring who the new Pope is.

Anonymous said...

An Argentine Pope! Churasco in the Vatican! And Ay Carumba! Those hottie Argentine nuns! Nothing like a hottie in a habit.

Anonymous said...

Escobar jury wants read back of testimony of cop who lied about the confession.

I still think he will be convicted by this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me why the cardnals walk with their hands clasped together at their waist instaead of walking like like a normal person with arms swinging at their sides as they walk?

Anonymous said...

Cardinal.....the Bird. A coincidence?

Neil, God.

Anonymous said...

Breeze Telfair < DS

Anonymous said...

DS < Luc Ferster

Anonymous said...

Neil Rogers+Uncle Junior Soprano = Pope F1

Anonymous said...

Jury in Escobar asked to go home and deliberate again on Monday.

Anonymous said...

This trial will rapidly assume legendary status. Reid vs Phil in a murder/confession 25 yr old re-trial. The two best put on an amazing show and now we see the jury working to sort it all out.