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Published: Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Catholic Church


Pick of new pope historic, exciting

Now that the cardinals of the Catholic Church of have elected Pope Francis as the next pontiff to lead the world's largest religious denomination, I just want to offer my blessings for him and share my excitement over his election. From all accounts, he seems very humble and I think he is a champion of the poor. Overall, he was a terrific choice as the next pope and this is truly a historic moment for the Catholic Church.
Jeff Swanson
Everett
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