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Pope Francis I Was 'Runner-Up' At Previous Conclave

Audie Cornish talks to Matthew Bunson, senior correspondent of the national Catholic newspaper Our Sunday Visitor, for some more background on Pope Francis I, who was chosen Wednesday.
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Catholics Around The World React To Announcement Of New Pope

We have reaction from around the world to the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as pope.
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New Pope Criticized For His Association With Argentina's Dirty War

Audie Cornish talks to Ian Mount, a freelance reporter in Buenos Aires, for more on Catholicism in Argentina, the home country of Pope Francis I.
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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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Pope Francis: Cardinals 'Found One All The Way At The End Of The World'

Cardinals elected a new pope on Wednesday — Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Melissa Block and Audie Cornish have more on the new leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis I.
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L.A. Archdiocese Settles With Sex Abuse Victims For Nearly $10 Million

The Los Angeles Archdiocese has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a priest sex abuse case. The settlement is the first since documents detailing the involvement of high-ranking church officials — including Cardinal Roger Mahony — in moving and protecting abusive priests. Mahony was at the Vatican where he was one of the 115 cardinals who gathered to select the new pope.

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