Vatican Conclave

Tweets From A WNIJ Alumna

Mar 13, 2013

St. Charles native Emily Schmall, daughter of NIU Law Prof. Lorraine Schmall, was an intern at WNIJ News about a decade ago and now is a freelance journalist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was at the capital city’s Catholic cathedral awaiting the announcement of the new pope.

She sent the following tweets while waiting for the announcement that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, had been selected as successor to Pope Benedict XVI:

At 2:30 p.m.: Buenos Aires' Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio becomes Pope Francisco I; BA Catholics in tears.