New Pope, Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires

Date: 14 March 2013


In May 2012, Visit from our Secretary General to the offices of the Cardinal of Argentina who was known at that time as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and who was elected as the new Pope on March 13, 2013

We have a new Pope, Francis, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires. I met him during my visit to Argentina last year, on invitation from Norberto Rodriguez of the Argentinean YMCA. What a great choice! The Catholic Church is really becoming global in its leadership, and Cardinal Bergoglio is a fantastic leader. I wish him and his service for the universal church all blessings and success.

He is a great friend of the YMCA as well. Please see my blog post on Argentina last year >>>

Johan Vilhelm Eltvik