Now is a time for happiness, hopefulness and prayer. The white smoke and the bells peal. I don't know much about the man, though I've heard some things through news accounts from Argentina over the years. I look forward to learning more. I wish him the best, and blessings for the Church through his ministry I can't imagine what it must be to take on the burden of leadership like that Just saying yes to a small Protestant congregation in southeastern Indiana was enough to keep me up nights. But this. To quote Belloq, he's no longer passing through history. Now, Pope Francis I is history. May God bless him and keep him and let his face shine upon him.