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New Pope Elected

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OneFootInTheGrave Report 13 Mar 2013 18:08

White smoke coming from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel which means that a new Pope has been elected


Susan10146857 Report 13 Mar 2013 18:52

I expect this has already been discussed, but if not

The only English Pope

Pope Adrian IV, born Nicholas Breakspear or Breakspeare, was Pope from 1154 to 1159. Adrian IV has been the only Englishman so far to occupy the papal chair. Wikipedia


AnnCardiff Report 13 Mar 2013 18:58

and my family line is Breakspear :-D Uncle Nick as he's known in our family


SylviaInCanada Report 13 Mar 2013 19:17

Archbishop of Buenos Aires elected

to be known as Pope Francis

he's 77 years of old


Susan10146857 Report 13 Mar 2013 19:18

Pope Francis the First.....Argentinian

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Edit:-I must have been writing when you posted Sylvia


SylviaInCanada Report 13 Mar 2013 19:20

both watching at the same time obviously!!

it's going to be interesting.


Susan10146857 Report 13 Mar 2013 19:29


The interpreter is dreadful. he is making a right mess of the Two prayers. How can we know what the new Pope is really saying?


~Lynda~ Report 13 Mar 2013 19:34

I wish I was in Rome now, love being where "it's happening" :-D


Susan10146857 Report 13 Mar 2013 19:36

I once slipped in the fountain on the left of the screen..( don't ask) claim to fame :-D


GlasgowLass Report 13 Mar 2013 20:04

I agree with the outside broadcaster on Sky News... Pope Francis 1 does have a lovely a smile!

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 13 Mar 2013 20:45

I love the name Pope Francis :-D


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 13 Mar 2013 22:21

Commentator on BBC said that it must be Francis after Francis of Assisi,

However, Francis Xaviour was a Jesuit, as is this Pope, so I wonder??

By the way, I believe that the name Fanny comes from Frances ... Pope Fanny The First sounds a little odd. ;-)


ChrisofWessex Report 13 Mar 2013 22:24

I would like to know what they use to make white smoke???


SylviaInCanada Report 13 Mar 2013 23:37

The Vatican has said that it is Francis after Francis of Assisi because he was a "lover of the poor", as is the new Pope


SylviaInCanada Report 13 Mar 2013 23:44

Susan wiv numbers ..................

I've just spotted this, and you commented on it .......................

BBC slammed over Pope election coverage after translator fails to translate the Hail Mary or Our Father prayers correctly

Our TV (CBC ..... Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ..... and our equivalent of the BBC), didn't bother translating either prayer


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 14 Mar 2013 00:32

Thanks Sylvia. I hadn't heard that the Vatican announced that the new Pope is named after Francis of Assisi, just a comment from a t.v. presenter to said 2it must be after St. Francis of Assisi" (or words to that effect).

Would find it easier to recognise a picture of Francis of Assisi (brown robe, with small animals), right away. Can't recollect how Francis Xaviour is depicted.

Re translating prayers.
I wondered about that myself. Instead of saying the prayers in English as we would recognise them, the translator seems to have translated into modern English.

I would have no problem with it either way.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 14 Mar 2013 08:13


Black smoke is made by adding cartridges containing potassium perchlorate, anthracene and sulfur to the burned ballots.

White smoke is made by adding cartridges containing potassium chlorate, lactose and chloroform resin to the burned ballots.


Guinevere Report 14 Mar 2013 09:27

Interesting times ahead -


AnnCardiff Report 14 Mar 2013 11:06

and very anti-contraception :-( :-(

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 14 Mar 2013 11:17

I have a statue of St Francis in my garden ... just thought you'd like to know that ;-)

I think Pope Francis may have 'more about him' than Benedict, will be interesting to watch.