The College of Cardinals elected today, on its fifth ballot, the 266th pope and Bishop of Rome: His Holiness Francis, former cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a member of the Society of Jesus.
The cardinal proto-deacon of the Catholic Church, Jean Louis-Taran, announced the news to those gathered in St. Peter’s Square, with the traditional words:
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum: Habemus Papam. Eminentissimum ac reverendissimum Dominum, Dominum Georgium Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Bergoglium. Qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum.
I announce to you a great joy: We have a pope: The most eminent and honorable lord, Lord Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio of the Holy Roman Church, Who has taken for himself the name Francis.