The moment of silent prayer that the new Pope asked for before he blessed us all ... speaks volumes. It brought me to tears.
After his blessing was given and the people broke into cheers, he had such a humble but kind look on his face as he surveyed the crowd.
I think of what St. Francis of Assisi did for the Church. He had a deep love of Christ, a love for the poor, a self sacrificial nature ... and he was tasked by God with building His Church.
That is what we need in any age.
It certainly is what we need in our age.
I do not know anything about Cardinal Bergoglio aside from the fact that he's the first Jesuit and the first South American elected pope. Those are facts.
But we are beginning to know Pope Francis. We saw a touch of his heart today.
It's a good beginning.