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The Saints get their Pope

March 17, 2013
By Sam Kelly
(Archive)
Crowds thronging Saint Peter's Square on Wednesday to welcome the new Pope knew that, quite apart from the fact his predecessor is still alive, they were witnessing an historic event. Francisco I (as he's known on his home continent) is the first Latin American to become leader of the world's Catholics, and also the first Jesuit. Of course, everyone who had their Papal fact-checking priorities right had only one question on their minds; which football team does this Argentine Pope support?

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