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Queens Argentinians proud of new pope
Queens Argentinians proud of new pope
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 3/19/2013 at 2:57PM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND ANGY ALTAMARINO The world has been watching Pope Francis, from the moment he was chosen to head the Catholic Church, to his first Sunday mass and the day of his first tweet. “Popes not only head the church, but they are a moral compass for the world at large,” said Dr. [...]

Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina elected as first pope from South America
Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina elected as first pope from South America
News Queens Courier Staff 3/13/2013 at 4:03PM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND TERENCE M. CULLEN The papal conclave elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, the first South American and Jesuit pope, after one of the shortest conclaves in history. He selected the papal name Francis I. The decision came just a day after the voting began on Tuesday, March 12, following the [...]