|New Pope elected with local Catholic leadership discussing the role of the new pontiff|
A new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church has been selected with 76-year old Pope Francis I stepping out to a crowd of millions at Vatican City this afternoon.
Father Meredith also spoke about the secretive conclave where cardinals from around the world have gathered in order to select a new pope, which is a life appointment.
The next pontiff will be the leader of the world’s nearly 2 billion Catholics. **