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First Latin American Pope Known As A Humble Leader

Audie Cornish talks to Sylvia Poggioli about the scene at the Vatican after a Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected as pope on Wednesday.
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Selection Of Argentine Pope Surprises Some Vatican Observers

Melissa Block talks to Philip Reeves about reaction to the selection of a new pope to lead the Catholic Church, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Transcript: Pope Francis' First Speech As Pontiff

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, spoke Wednesday on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
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Pope Francis: What Happens After A Papal Election

As news spread that the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel was billowing white smoke to signal the election of a new pope, anticipation began to build for the new pontiff's first appearance on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Here's a quick rundown of what happens after cardinal electors choose a pope.
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Who Is Pope Francis?

The new pope is known for his appeal to the common man, but appears to hold many of the same conservative views as his predecessor.
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Cardinals Elect Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio As New Pope

Cardinals at the Vatican chose Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pope. He will take the papal name Francis and is the first pope from South America. NPR's Neal Conan talks with guests about the significance of the event around the world.

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