I will be honest, and this pains me. My first reaction was confusion (understandable), as I had hardly heard of the name if at all, followed by disappointment given his nationality. You see I was looking at this from a Worldly and nationalistic perspective (as an Englishman), and remembering Argentina's troubled past and it's hostility at times to the UK.
But God is bigger than that and one cannot judge every Argentine and what we saw from Pope Francis last night in his first address, was humility, grace, and a love of the people in St Peters' Square and for Christians around the World. If I prayed to God for the right result, and millions of others also, then one must accept the result given and from what I have seen of Pope Francis so far, his name, his reputation as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, his humility on the main balcony of St Peters' Basilica, I sense God's presence and will and trust in that and feel ashamed of my initial negative response triggered by my fears and political concerns