Broadside: Catholics welcome Pope Francis

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

March 13, 2013, 7:57 pm
Print Article

(NECN/AP) - Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.

Thomas Groome, chair of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry and professor of theology at Boston College, and James M. Weiss, an associate professor of theology at Boston College with a specialty in the history of conclaves, joined Broadside with their perspective.

Watch the attached video for the complete discussion and a special report from R.D. Sahl in Rome.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Tags: Boston College, Broadside, Catholic Church, Pope Francis, Pope Francis I, James M Weiss, Thomas Groome, James Weiss
The fire in East Boston is affecting at least 3 houses, Boston Fire confirms
Authorities confirm 18-year-old Sean Murphy pled not guilty to the charge stemming from an incident at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass.
There were no injuries when the tractor-trailer rolled over in Peabody, Mass.