By Schylar Meadows
As white smoke billowed from the chimney at the Vatican, the throngs of people gathered outside in St. Peter’s Square began to cheer. Celebrating began around the world, especially in Latin America, as we learned Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires would be the next Pope. The first Latin American Pope in history, who is also a Jesuit, took the name Francis I, after St. Francis of Assisi. The patron saint believed in radical poverty, living with nothing to happily serve those with nothing. The founder of the Franciscan order, St. Francis lived as a man of peace within his self-imposed poverty. In this tradition, reports and testimonials of Francis I living a simple lifestyle and working among all people in Argentina spread like wild fire.