We Have a New Pope

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And the new pope is….

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, age 76, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who is now styled Pope Francis. A dark horse!

He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. The TV talking heads say he is, relatively speaking, a reformer, though I’m not sure what that means in real terms. I guess we’ll find out. And with that, I’m off to lunch.

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