'It's a huge gift for all of Latin America - we waited 20 centuries' [CNAU]

Mar 13, '13 6:00 am
It’s incredible!" said Martha Ruiz, 60, who was weeping tears of emotion after learning that the cardinal she knew as Jorge Mario Bergoglio will now be Pope Francis, reports AP in the Australian. Cars honked their horns as the news spread and television announcers screamed with elation and surprise. At the St Francis of Assisi church in the colonial Old San Juan district in Puerto Rico, church secretary Antonia Veloz exchanged jubilant high-fives with Jose Antonio Cruz, a Franciscan friar.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/cathnews/RSS/~4/F8y75AuyV18

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More like five centuries, since Catholicism didn’t come to what is now called South America until the 1500s…

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