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Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina chosen as new pope

Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina chosen as new pope

Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times

March 13, 2013


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VATICAN CITY (MCT) -- Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named the 266th pope Wednesday, succeeding Benedict XVI as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and inheriting a global church that is growing in some parts of the world but faces serious challenges at home and abroad. Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina,...

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