Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam 3/13/13

Habemus Papam

Afternoon turned to evening

A bird sings

And with a puff of white smoke from the chimney

From  the Sistine Chapel,

1.2 billion of the faithful await.

White smoke

The only connection from the secret conclave

To the outside world –

Habemus Papam,

We welcome you, we wait.

The 226th pontiff of the Church,

We carry on the tradition of two thousand years,

We wait for you to wave from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.

A people of many nations, we speak to you in our native tongue

Habemus Papam!
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