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Argentine Catholics Overjoyed at First Latin American Pope

9:47 PM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Latin Americans are reacting with joy to news of the first pope from the hemisphere.

Near the cathedral in Argentina's capital, Martha Ruiz burst into tears of emotion at news that her cardinal Mario Bergoglio has been named pope.

She says the news "is incredible." Bergoglio has taken the name Francis.

At the St. Francis of Assisi church in the colonial Old San Juan district in Puerto Rico, church secretary Antonia Veloz exchanged jubilant high-fives with the priest.

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