Catholics and non-Catholics alike have watched with interest the election of a new pope. And us western-world people celebrate that Pope Francis is the first from the Americas. (I spent nearly 2 years in South America on an LDS mission, including several visits to Argentina, and I can imagine the Catholics down that way are particularly enthused.)
Health concerns are always present when a new pope is elected, since they tend to be "seasoned citizens." And Pope Francis is no exception; he's 76 and has had part of one lung removed. But those who know him best declare he's in very good health. And - according to this article, he's known for riding around his native Buenos Aires on a bicycle and using public transportation.
The more I hear about the new guy, the more I like him!