African Catholics Welcome the New Pontiff


African Catholics all over the world have expressed satisfaction with the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Newly elected Pope Francis I.

  • South Africa:  The Appointment of Pope Francis

    African National Congress, 14 March 2013

    The African National Congress welcomes the appointment of Pope Francis (Bergoglio) of Argentina as the 266th Pontiff of the Catholic church who succeeds Pope Benedict XVI. The ANC ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Catholic Faithful in Enugu Hail Emergence of Pope Francis 1

    Vanguard, 14 March 2013

    Many catholic faithful in Enugu city have expressed satisfaction with Wednesday's election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerians in Europe Say Pope Francis 1 Is 'God's Choice'

    Premium Times, 14 March 2013

    Nigerians across Europe have welcomed the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis 1, describing him as "God's own choice". read more »

  • Nigeria:  New Pope, Francis I, Seeks Unity in Catholic Church

    This Day, 14 March 2013

    An Argentine former cardinal, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, emerged the new Pope yesterday and immediately called for "brotherhood" in the Roman Catholic Church. read more »

  • Africa:  New Pope for Catholic Church Announced

    The New Times, 13 March 2013

    Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Pope Francis I Calls for 'Brotherhood' in Catholic Church

    Vanguard, 13 March 2013

    Pope Francis I called Wednesday for "brotherhood" in the Roman Catholic Church and prayed for "pope emeritus" Benedict XVI in his first speech upon being elected pontiff. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Sixteen Facts About Pope Francis 1

    Premium Times, 13 March 2013

    The new Pope has lived for more than 20 years with only one lung. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerians React to Selection of New Pope

    Daily Trust, 14 March 2013

    Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has congratulated Nigerian and the world Catholics over the emergence of a new Pope. read more »

  • Africa:  Catholic Church Gets New Pope, White Smoke Rises in Vatican - Live

    Premium Times, 13 March 2013

    White smoke has risen from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican city where 115 cardinals are gathered to elect a new pope for the Catholic Church. read more »