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March 13, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
What's in a pope's name? By choosing the name Francis, the Argentine Jesuit who will lead the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics has signaled a devotion to simple living and social justice, analysts say. No pope has ever chosen to be called Francis before, and it was not among the names favored by oddsmakers betting on which the new pontiff would choose. The name harks back to St. Francis of Assisi, who founded the Franciscan order. PHOTOS: Electing a pope Picking a name is the first decision made by the new pontiff and a closely watched sign of how he will lead the church.
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March 23, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Shepard Smith, longtime host of the nightly "Fox Report," is Fox News Channel's No. 1 anchor. That's thanks in part to his mix of folksy accessibility and anchor-worthy gravitas, which have earned him a perch at Politico.com, where his news clips are regularly featured in a regular column, the Daily Shep. So you were on smoke watch in Rome. How did Fox News cover the papal conclave and what was that scene like? Well, I did it in '05, and it was different because it began in a mourning phase [for Pope John Paul II]
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March 23, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Shepard Smith, longtime host of the nightly "Fox Report," is Fox News Channel's No. 1 anchor. That's thanks in part to his mix of folksy accessibility and anchor-worthy gravitas, which have earned him a perch at Politico.com, where his news clips are regularly featured in a regular column, the Daily Shep. So you were on smoke watch in Rome. How did Fox News cover the papal conclave and what was that scene like? Well, I did it in '05, and it was different because it began in a mourning phase [for Pope John Paul II]
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March 14, 2013 | By Andres D'Alessandro and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
BUENOS AIRES - The man who is now Pope Francis was a young Jesuit leader, not long out of seminary, when Argentina's military junta unleashed a reign of terror that became known as the "dirty war. " That was more than 30 years ago, but the reaction to the naming of the first Argentine pope shows that the wounds have not yet healed. Many Argentines were still stunned Thursday that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, had become the first pope from the Americas.
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March 14, 2013 | By Andres D'Alessandro and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
BUENOS AIRES - The man who is now Pope Francis was a young Jesuit leader, not long out of seminary, when Argentina's military junta unleashed a reign of terror that became known as the "dirty war. " That was more than 30 years ago, but the reaction to the naming of the first Argentine pope shows that the wounds have not yet healed. Many Argentines were still stunned Thursday that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, had become the first pope from the Americas.
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March 14, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
VATICAN CITY - From his willingness to cook his own meals and get around by bus, to his choice of St. Francis as inspiration for his name, the new pope has stressed humility and a simple life that could signal a change in tone at the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, 76, is the first person from the Americas and the first Jesuit to be elected pope. The son of a railway worker, he rose to become regional superior of the Jesuit order in Argentina and then an archbishop, spending most of his career teaching priests and advocating for the poor through times of economic crisis in his home nation.
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March 13, 2013 | By Tom Kington, Los Angeles Times
VATICAN CITY - Andrea Quintarelli had rushed to St. Peter's Square with his sister Wednesday the moment he heard that the papal conclave had made a selection. Despite describing himself as "not a churchgoer," the 21-year-old felt that as a proud resident of Rome he had to join the thousands gathered to see the new pope the moment he emerged. "This is a once in a lifetime, emotional moment," he said. "Romans have a special relationship with the pope and I will never forget how John Paul II used Roman dialect.
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March 13, 2013 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
VATICAN CITY - Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became the first pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium in an election that recognized a shift in the Roman Catholic Church's center of gravity while maintaining its conservative theology. The new Pope Francis, the 266th in the church's history, is immediately confronted with daunting challenges. His flock is growing rapidly in some parts of the globe but is disenchanted and shrinking elsewhere.
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March 13, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
The Vatican clarified Wednesday that the new pope -- the first to take the name Francis -- will be known as Pope Francis, not Pope Francis I. The Wednesday bulletin issued by the Vatican announcing his selection as pope called him simply Francis, as did the cardinal who announced his name from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. “It will become Francis I after we have a Francis II,” Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi quipped to the Associated Press. The new name, taken by Argentine Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio, marks the first time that the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has chosen to be known as Francis.
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March 13, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The papacy now has another septuagenarian. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, an Argentine, was selected Wednesday to head the Roman Catholic Church, an opening that arose when his predecessor, 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI, stepped down from the demanding post, citing frailty. Benedict's move was a aberrant one, historically speaking. No pope had stepped down from the lifelong position in almost 600 years . FULL COVERAGE: Election of a pope Benedict was elected in 2005 at the age of 78 to succeed Pope John Paul II, which was seen as a move that continued the conservative bent of John Paul's reign.
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March 14, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
VATICAN CITY - From his willingness to cook his own meals and get around by bus, to his choice of St. Francis as inspiration for his name, the new pope has stressed humility and a simple life that could signal a change in tone at the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, 76, is the first person from the Americas and the first Jesuit to be elected pope. The son of a railway worker, he rose to become regional superior of the Jesuit order in Argentina and then an archbishop, spending most of his career teaching priests and advocating for the poor through times of economic crisis in his home nation.
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March 13, 2013 | By Tom Kington, Los Angeles Times
VATICAN CITY - Andrea Quintarelli had rushed to St. Peter's Square with his sister Wednesday the moment he heard that the papal conclave had made a selection. Despite describing himself as "not a churchgoer," the 21-year-old felt that as a proud resident of Rome he had to join the thousands gathered to see the new pope the moment he emerged. "This is a once in a lifetime, emotional moment," he said. "Romans have a special relationship with the pope and I will never forget how John Paul II used Roman dialect.
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March 13, 2013 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
VATICAN CITY - Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became the first pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium in an election that recognized a shift in the Roman Catholic Church's center of gravity while maintaining its conservative theology. The new Pope Francis, the 266th in the church's history, is immediately confronted with daunting challenges. His flock is growing rapidly in some parts of the globe but is disenchanted and shrinking elsewhere.
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March 13, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
What's in a pope's name? By choosing the name Francis, the Argentine Jesuit who will lead the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics has signaled a devotion to simple living and social justice, analysts say. No pope has ever chosen to be called Francis before, and it was not among the names favored by oddsmakers betting on which the new pontiff would choose. The name harks back to St. Francis of Assisi, who founded the Franciscan order. PHOTOS: Electing a pope Picking a name is the first decision made by the new pontiff and a closely watched sign of how he will lead the church.
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April 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
A human rights lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against an Argentine cardinal mentioned as a possible contender to become pope, accusing him of involvement in the 1976 kidnappings of two priests. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's spokesman Saturday called the allegation "old slander."
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March 13, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
Minutes after Jorge Mario Bergoglio gave his first address as Pope Francis I, the Vatican sent a Tweet from the papal Twitter account: "HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM. "  The Tweet, roughly translated from Latin, means "We have Pope Francis. " The account, @Pontifex , began in December, when Pope Benedict XVI began Tweeting . When Benedict resigned the papacy, the Vatican deactivated the account. FULL COVERAGE: Election of a pope "It seems unimaginable that one could continue to use a communication tool so popular and powerful during the  sede vacante period," Vatican Radio said at the time, in reference to the period where no pope presided over the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
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