We have a new Pope! After five ballots, the cardinals have elected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who has now taken the name of Pope Francis. I quite like the name, and I liked what I saw of him when he stepped out onto the balcony; I also liked what I read about him on Wikipedia, although there wasn't very much there. I have yet to learn what his opinions are about tradition and liturgy and that sort of thing. In his archdiocese where he was archbishop, Summorum Pontificum has hardly been applied, apparently, and the SSPX seem to have had little success there (not sure of the details of all this...), which are somewhat frightening things to know. But I don't know. I will not lose hope. It is time now to pray for Pope Francis, in thanksgiving for his election, and in humble petition that he will benefit the Church and contribute to the restoration it to its former glory. Long live the Pope!