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The first Latin American Pope

The first Latin American Pope.

The election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope underscores the growing importance of Latin America for the Roman Catholic Church. Mark P. Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, discusses the significance of Pope Francis' election for the church's future. Baker Institute Blog: http://bit.ly/1QpMoI3