All eyes were on the Vatican as the world - and Saint Mary's - awaited the announcement of the new pope. The Mission & Ministry Center on campus was packed with community members, and when the announcement was made that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as the new pope, the reaction was surprise - and joy!

Once the first puff of white smoke was seen rising from the Sistine Chapel, students, faculty, staff, Brothers and Sisters gathered at the Mission & Ministry Center to wait for the big news.
Brother Michael Murphy and Brother Charles Hilken waited in anticipation.
Students react with surprise when the name of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is announced.
The ringing of the campus bell announces the good news.
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