It took 5 ballots to be cast for white smoke to come out of the Sistine Chapel, and now Pope Francis I has addressed the Catholic world as the first pontiff from the Americas.
Father Chuck Adam says it's a historic day for the Argentine pontiff, and it's a sign that the new world is being recognized for the growing catholic population.
Father Chuck says the name comes from St. Francis of Assissi, who gave up his worldly possessions and chose to live among the poor
"Francis the first came out in a very humble manor," Father Chuck said. "He came out asking the people to pray for him. Even the name Francis, I think he's sending a message for the need for humility."
Quad City students' eyes were glued to the television during the historic announcement.
Abby Meuser's 4th grade class, at Seton Catholic School applauded when Pope Francis I first spoke to the world. The class also joined the new pope and other Catholics around the world in prayer. Something the class says is a moment they will not forget.
"I think he's going to be a good pope because he's the only guy I know who can speak Latin," says Brenden Gusse, a 4th grade student.
"We're lucky to be at Seton where we could have this on and to embrace the moment as Catholics," says Ms. Meuser. "And share it with everyone around the world."
Ms. Meuser and her students say the whole conclave process has also been a great learning experience for the students.
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