Take Two for March 14, 2013

Pope Francis I: The history and possible impact of the first Latin American pope

New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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Sally Tirambulo prays at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on March 13th, 2013 after the new Pope Francis I was announced.

The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

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Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.


Yesterday the world witnessed the selection of Pope Francis of Buenos Aires, formerly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio. He is not only the first pope from outside Europe in modern times, but also the first Jesuit, the first from Latin America, and the first named Francis, in recollection of St. Francis of Assisi, who dedicated his life to helping the poor.

We’ll talk about his history as a church leader and what impact he might have.

Then, KPCC's Multi-American blogger Leslie Berestein Rojas joins the show with a report on how the L.A. Latino community is reacting to the news.


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