Washington: The Vatican authorities have send out the first tweet from the official account for Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who would be formally known as Pope Francis.
Tweet on the Pope`s official account @Pontifex read ‘Habemus papam franciscum’.
According to CBS News, the Latin phrase means "we have a new Pope [Francis]".
On Wednesday, white smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel at about 2 pm local time signifying that at least 77 cardinals agreed on a successor for Pope Benedict XVI.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Argentina, has been named the 266th Pope.
Soon after it was made known that a new Pope was elected, the official Twitter page of the pope was changed from "Sede Vacante", an expression to signify the papacy is currently vacant, to "Pontifex”,