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Brazil Reacts to New Argentine Pope: Daily

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The Catholic Church yesterday made history by selecting its first Latin American pope. The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from Argentina, over favorite from Brazil, São Paulo’s Cardinal Odilo Scherer, surprised many.

“’The pope is Argentinian, but I am Brazilian’ – God” was retweeted thousands of times by Brazilians around the world.

Others alluded to the fact that Brazilians could not help but feel somewhat put . . .

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