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Latin America rejoices in election of Argentine pope

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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VATICAN CITY -- Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty. Looking stunned, Francis shyly waved to the crowd of tens of thousands of people who gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the announcement, marveling that the cardinals ...


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gazettereader
March 13, 2013
5:23 p.m.

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Today, a new leader has been chosen to take control of one of the most important institutions in the world. This man will lead this historical organization through its ongoing pursuit and support of the betterment of all humanity. He will look down over the people and make huge contributions to the promotion of understanding, reverence, and human cooperation. Yes, there is a new leader. He is Commander Chris Hadfield, and today he takes over command of the International Space Station. :-)

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