Thu March 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Pope Francis Is Now 'Papa Crow' To His Favorite Soccer Club

The San Lorenzo football club is very excited to have "Papa Crow" on its side.
Web image of San Lorenzo club's website
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Talk about having a powerful hincha on your side.

As the website of Buenos Aires soccer club San Lorenzo declares, the team now has "Papa Cuervo" (Papa Crow) among its card-carrying fans.

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Thu March 14, 2013
The Papal Succession

Argentina Reacts To Pope Francis

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 5:23 am



And for more perspective on what this means in Argentina, we reached the correspondent for Reuters, Hugh Bronstein, in Buenos Aires. Good morning.

HUGH BRONSTEIN: Good morning.

MONTAGNE: So this was pretty unexpected generally. What was the reaction like there in Argentina?

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Wed March 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Upon News Of Argentinian Pope, Latin Americans Are Overjoyed

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 6:01 pm

Faithful react after the announcement that Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis I, at Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
Juan Mabromata AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis goes into history as the first pontiff from the New World.

For Latin America in particular, this is a momentous occasion: It is home to 483 million Catholics, or a little more than 40 percent of the global population.

Pope Francis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of Italian parents. At one point, he was the archbishop of the Buenos Aires diocese, which The Wall Street Journal reports, has "the largest concentration of Catholics in the world."

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Wed March 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Argentina's Cardinal Bergoglio Is The New Pope; He Will Be 'Francis'

Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 6:11 am

Pope Francis as he waved to the crowd in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

The world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics have a new spiritual leader, and for the first time it is someone from the Americas.

As afternoon turned to evening in Vatican City on Wednesday, a little after 7 p.m. local time, white smoke rose from a chimney above the Sistine Chapel and bells rang through St. Peter's Square — the traditional signals that the church's cardinals have chosen a new pope.

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Mon March 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Update: Falkland Islands Voters Opt To Stay With Britain

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 6:38 am

Residents gather in Stanley, Falkland Islands on Monday, during a referendum intended to show the world that they want to stay British amid increasingly tense relations with Argentina.
Tony Chater AFP/Getty Images