Argentina’s president, nation hail new pope

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of Argentina, tweeted a letter greeting the election of Argentine-born Pope Francis late Wednesday. The news of the elevation of the first pope ever born in the Americas electrified Buenos Aires, where cars honked horns and Catholics journeyed toward the cathedral. The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the son […]

By David Beard and Mark Berman March 13, 2013