I can't deny the pomp and circumstance around all this...but really? Okay...South American and a Jesuit? Cool, but to see the reaction of all the followers in Vatican Square and around the world scares me....but perhaps that's just me. I'm sure the people (Catholics) of Argentina are thrilled! To each his own! If this is what you believe...go for it...but I just don't get it!
And for the numbers:
- Two thirds of Catholics live in Africa and South America
- About one quarter of Americans are Roman Catholic