We have a new Pope and his name is Pope Francis!
Obviously I am excited. Being Catholic and getting a new pope is always a historic time. This time around waiting for information and waiting for the white smoke you could sign up for text alerts to your phone so that you would know when it happened.
Unfortunately I was not able to get to a TV in time to see the new Pope come out onto the balcony for the first time but I was able to listen to the goings on with the radio tuned into the Catholic station. Anyone that was able to watch or listen to the Pope received his blessing. That is so neat!
As someone who is conservative in my beliefs, and holds to the truths of the Catholic faith I am glad that we have a humble and dedicated man in the seat of Peter. May the Holy Spirit guide him so that he may continue to be strong in his faith and may he be unwavering in all the Church teaches!