In this picture taken March 20, 2008, Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio kisses the foot of Cristian Marcelo Reynoso during a Mass with youths trying to overcome drug addictions in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. The famous words uttered to announce that a leader of the Catholic Church has been chosen now have special resonance for Latin America, which had felt neglected by the Vatican and has finally produced the New World's first pope.
Members of the Franciscan and Jesuit orders in Wisconsin say Pope Francis will approach his new role with humility and a focus on social justice.
While becoming the first pope to take his name from St. Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio also became the first pope from Latin America and the first Jesuit pope when he was elected Wednesday.
Pope Francis' Jesuit background, as well as his time as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, will serve him well, said the Rev. Doug Leonhardt, associate vice president of the office of mission and ministry at Marquette University, a Jesuit ...