Have you been watching the news lately about the resignation of Pope Bendict XVI and the search for a new Pope? In the past few days, the World has been watching the Vatican for news of a new Pope during Conclave and in case you hadn’t heard the news, a new Pope from Argentina was elected yesterday.
The Pope is a BFD, even if you aren’t Catholic! Apparently the new leader is very humble and chose his name after St Francis of Assissi. There is hope that he will restore faith in the Catholic Church after so many years of scandal.
While I was born and raised Catholic and nearly my entire extended family still follows it, I do not consider myself Catholic and haven’t since I was 12. I won’t get into the reasons, I just knew at that time that the Catholic Church wasn’t for me. Despite this fact, I can see the enthusiasm of Catholics around the world who are thrilled that Pope Francis will be their new leader.
Any thoughts or excitement on your end about the new Pope? Or could you care less?