Catholics around the world are celebrating after the Vatican announced the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to the papacy - making him the first pontiff from the Americas.
The new Pope selected the name Francis the first, which Bishop R. Walker Nickless of the Sioux City Diocese says shows his "humbleness":
Bishop Nickless says the Hispanic members of the Catholic Church are overjoyed with Bergoglio's selection as the new pontiff:
Bishop Nickless believes caring for the poor will be a high priority for the new pope:
The Bishop says he is looking forward to meeting the 76 year old Pope Francis for the first time.
Nickless says he was a little surprised by the age of the new pontiff, but after watching him address the gathered masses, he believes the right man was selected.