The Roman Catholic church has its first Latin American pope: Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, now to be known as Pope Francis.
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The Spiritual Leader: Pope Francis presides over Chrism Mass with 1600 priests at St. Peters Basilica: "Go out" to the "outskirts" where there is suffering
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Understanding the ‘new human ecology’--Pope Francis says we must care for all our environments — social, economical, and natural — in order to flourish.
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Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, greets Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican
By Gretchen R. Happy Monday, and feast of St. John the Baptist de la Salle.