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New Pope posts first tweet

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:17

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”,


First Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:17
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