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Jewish leaders, groups welcome Pope Francis

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/jewish_leaders_groups_welcome_pope_francis

Jewish leaders around the world welcomed Wednesday’s selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, 76, who took the name Francis upon his selection, has been the archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998 and is the first from the Americas to lead the Catholic Church.

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