We have a new Pope! Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires is now the new Pope. Popes are elected for life, but at 76 years of age and already minus a lung due to severe illness, we may be seeing more smoke quite soon. Don't burn those unused ballots quite yet.
He took the name Francis, mainly because Jorge Mario Bergoglio just takes too damn long to say.
Do Popes get their names like tropical storms and hurricanes? Is there a list somewhere?
For those of you keeping track, that makes five Popes since the Leafs last won the Cup....