The election of Pope Francis of Argentina ( earlier Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) today signals globalization of the Catholic Church in several special ways. This despite the ancient smoke signals used to communicate the progress of the Pope's election.
This is the very first time that a Pope is elected from outside Europe. Pope Francis has lived entirely in Argentina a developing country although a part of the Americas. The name "Francis" after Francis of Assissi is also seen as significant given the huge orientation towards serving the poor that Francis of Assissi had and that Pope Francis has demonstrated in Argentina.
Quite a remarkable election at the Vatican and a truly global choice for our times. Contact StratoServe.