Not being a Catholic, I have a hard time understanding the thrill of the conclave.
1.2 billion souls would beg to differ, I guess.
Anyway, "Habemus papem"..."We have a pope".
His name is Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi He has lived a simple life, making his own meals, living in an apartment in Buenos Aires. According to CNN, he "eschews luxury" and "embraces the poverty and humility" as he championed the poor in his native country.
It will be interesting to see what direction he takes with the problems the church is facing.
I wonder if he'll wear those red Ferragamo shoes