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Argentina: Argentinians throw a mass street party to greet local Pope

Argentina, Buenos Aires
March 14, 2013 at 01:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Argentina: Argentinians throw a mass street party to greet local Pope

Thousands of Argentinian catholics massed outside the Buenos Aires Metropolitan cathedral on Wednesday to celebrate the election of the latest Pope, born in the city. Pope Francis I, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, comes from working class roots and is the first pope from Latin America.

The faithful embraced each other and shed emotional tears on the square. Bergoglio served for many years in the Argentinian church, receiving ordination in the country in 1969 and rising to become the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, before becoming a Cardinal of the Roman Curia in 2001.

The ascension of Pope Francis marks the first time a member of the Jesuit order has led the Catholic church, as well as the first time a non-European has held the post in over 1200 years.

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Argentina: Argentinians throw a mass street party to greet local Pope

Thousands of Argentinian catholics massed outside the Buenos Aires Metropolitan cathedral on Wednesday to celebrate the election of the latest Pope, born in the city. Pope Francis I, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, comes from working class roots and is the first pope from Latin America.

The faithful embraced each other and shed emotional tears on the square. Bergoglio served for many years in the Argentinian church, receiving ordination in the country in 1969 and rising to become the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, before becoming a Cardinal of the Roman Curia in 2001.

The ascension of Pope Francis marks the first time a member of the Jesuit order has led the Catholic church, as well as the first time a non-European has held the post in over 1200 years.

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