Well, it did not take long for the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic church to vote on a new pope.
The white smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel and it is official. Now we wait for who it is and what name that he will take.
Now I put as asterisk because as a Protestant Christian, while I have respect for the pope, he is not my spiritual center. But it is what the church officially announces.
And FWIW, I would like this pope to take as a really biblical name, Pope Mark. Why not?
I am not being flippant on that one.
It will be important to know who will lead nearly 1,000,000,000 Christians that are followers of the Roman Catholic church.
Will the new pope follow the traditionalism of the last two popes, Benedict and John-Paul II? Or will the gates of hell and or modernism invade the Vatican City?
All to wait and see.
And one more thought.
The former Archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahoney, should NOT have been able to vote. His taint is his role in the horrific sex abuse scandal that taints the Los Angeles archdiocese to this day.
More thoughts later and maybe the name of the new pope.