What are your hopes for the new pope?
Filed by KOSU News in Public Insight Network.
March 14, 2013
Newly elected Pope Francis I of Argentina is the first non-European pope in more than 1,000 years. Here, he waves to the waiting crowd from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid | Getty Images)
On Wednesday, March 13, a group of Catholic cardinals chose a new pope after two days of conclave: Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina.
Bergoglio, who will be called Pope Francis I, is notable because he is the first non-European pope in more than 1,000 years, the first ever to come from South America and the first Jesuit to be elected pope.
Tell us: What are your hopes for the new pope? What is the significance in choosing a pope who is a “first” in so many ways? And what do you hope the Catholic Church will look like in 10 years?
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