World's 1.2 billion Catholics have their new leader
Amy Kellogg reports from Rome
- Duration 3:33
- Date Mar 13, 2013
Amy Kellogg reports from Rome
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Good evening I'm -- -- took just two days and only five ballots and now the world's one point two billion Catholics.
Have a new leader tonight and he's unlike any of his predecessors.
White smoke atop the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican this afternoon symbolizing an end to the conclave.
Which began Tuesday.
Thousands of the faithful -- Saint Peter's Square and a cold rain today.
They jump for joy at the signal and awaited the pope's first appearance he is 76 year old Argentine cardinal Jorge -- -- Leo.
He will be known as Pope France's.
He said to be a man of the people -- humble servant as his new name signifies as well and the first -- from Latin America.
We have -- -- coverage tonight father Gerald Murray is in Rome.
And we'll talk about what this Pope means for the Catholic Church -- on the Shannon Bream has the bio on Pope Francis.
But we begin with senior foreign affairs correspondent Amy Kellogg tonight in a jubilant -- as well good evening and.
-- -- it is a night of great excitement and emotion for so many people here in -- and really.
The buzz about the first words uttered.
By the new Pope on allied jets -- -- a saint Peter's basilica the balcony.
Was his address to the people and a very familiar tone threat.
And the wrapped crowds that were gathered on Saint Peter's Square were just so pleased by that.
Familiar tone that the new Pope you Pope used now when Argentinean -- and Mario their goalie has stepped onto the balcony to bless the -- be at or be.
Rome and the world sit jubilation quickly turned to -- silence and then people recited the lord's prayer along with the new Pope.
In a cold chill the crowds had waited on the square for hours in the rain for this moment.
And the announcement.
They -- pop we have a Pope and the world had waited for this moment for its first Latin American Pope.
Latin America has the largest percentage of the world's Catholics 70% of Latin Americans are Catholic and Argentina is the eleventh largest Catholic country.
The most talked about Betts had been on other men in fact.
From Italy Brazil even the US but -- Francis just Francis by the way without a numeral attached.
Said his brother cardinals had gone to the other end of the world to find -- Pope.
Their Tokyo Argentinian bit of Italian descent was reportedly a very serious pop pop relay for papal -- the last time around after the death.
-- John Paul the second.
He was the archbishop of -- outside -- Not a Vatican insider someone who has been called a balancing force a voice of conscience best known.
For his profound humility.
AT and accompanying map I -- ask you for a favorite before the bishop blesses the people these days I want for you to pray -- -- lord so that he can blessed me.
The -- so watching the people to ask the lord for blessing -- -- -- -- of humanity.
Now you know the cardinals had been sworn to secrecy and silence during the conclave -- Now that's all over -- we've already heard.
From the archbishop of Boston Sean O'Malley.
Who has conferred his congratulations.
And remarked upon the humility.
Instantly addressed by the new Pope Francis.
-- Kellogg live in Rome and we thank you.