Broadside: Catholics welcome Pope Francis

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March 13, 2013, 7:57 pm
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(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.

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