The Cinch Review

Pope Francis of Buenos Aires

Pope FrancisThe cardinals in Rome have selected Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as the new pope—in case the news didn’t reach where you live—and based on the thumbnail sketch of who he is, it seems they have gone not with a safe choice, but with a hope for renewal. That said, he is 76 years-old, so his papacy is unlikely to last decades. In any case, one must wish him well, and the Catholic Church, and Catholics in general. Although I was raised Catholic, I now denominate myself differently; still, there are too many Catholics in the world not to wish that that Church should be led by an inspired and inspiring shepherd.