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Argentinian pope fills local Latinos with tears of joy

Sr. Pilar Valdes

March 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Argentinians and other local Latin American Catholics are happy they now have a strong connection to the Vatican through Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope in history.

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New pope receives symbols of office

Pope Francis I

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Although attempts were made to simplify the ceremony, Pope Francis officially inaugurated his ministry as pope and bishop of Rome in a liturgy filled with biblical symbolism and signs of the universality of his mission.

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Francis pledges to be like Joseph in protecting Church, creation

Pope Francis I

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis formally began his ministry as pope by pledging to protect the Catholic Church, the dignity of each person and the beauty of creation, just as St. Joseph protected Mary and Jesus.

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Canadians cite Francis' love of the poor

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Canadian Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, speaking of newly elected Pope Francis, said he was "always struck by that man, who is a holy man, a man of prayer."

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New pope is 'a wondrous gift,' says Smith

Archbishop Richard Smith

March 25, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ROME – The Church has been given "a wondrous gift" in Pope Francis, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Bergoglio in Argentina

March 25, 2013

A gallery of photos shows the pope on his home turf

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Springtime in the Vatican

March 25, 2013

A pictorial look at Pope Francis' first 5 days as the 265th successor to Peter

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Argentines shocked their cardinal is chosen as pope

March 25, 2013
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Lawyer Diego Morales often walks past the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires.

He recently popped in, however, taking a moment for prayer and reflection and to give thanks for what was previously unthinkable: that local Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would be elected pope.

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Vatican dismisses claims against Bergoglio during 'Dirty War'

March 25, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican dismissed claims that Pope Francis played a direct role in the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests during Argentina's murderous military dictatorship.

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In Buenos Aires, pope put priority on serving the poor

March 25, 2013
DAVID AGREN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Mass at the Christ the Worker Parish in Buenos Aires is celebrated on a cement soccer pitch. There, parishioners sit on portable pews and relax on the embankment of an overpass; shipping containers soar over the fence behind the altar.

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