What's Your Reaction to Pope Francis I Being Elected?
The white smoke appeared on Wednesday, signalling that the conclave had chosen Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be the new head of the Catholic Church.
He has taken the name Pope Francis.
A few comments in reaction to the news of the new pope from Natick Patch readers on our Facebook Page:
"Not surprised as Latin America has the largest number of Catholics in the world. I am interested to learn more about him." -Laurie Anderson
"WONDERFUL choice!!! I think this is what the Catholic Church needs." -Lisa Correia
"Here's hoping he leads the church to friendlier places for women and LGBTQ people." -Ben Jackson
We'd like to know what other people in Natick think about the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I. What was your reaction when you heard the news? Tell us in the comments section below.