Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected Pope and is taking the name Francis I. So we have a Pope from Latin America for the first time.
For a while there it looked like the top story was going to be that bird that kept on standing on the chimney all day. But it is official, the white smoke has risen, the bells are chiming and we are about to know who is going to be introduced as the new Pope within the next hour.
I really enjoyed being able to cover the exciting Sask. NDP convention. I’m now off to catch the red-eye to Rome for the papal conclave in Vatican City tomorrow.
Ha ha ha. Just kidding, folks.