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Local Catholic leader weighs in on Francis’ selection as Pope

Posted By Andrew Kiel On March 15, 2013 @ 3:17 PM In State & Local News | Comments Disabled

Reaction is still coming in from Catholics worldwide and in our area to the selection of Pope Francis I to succeed the retiring Pope Benedict the XVI.

Father John Guiliani with the St. Phillip Neri Church in Fort Mill says Pope Francis I has a commitment to rebuild the church.

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Guiliani says the Pope is a Vatican outsider and will sweep things clean.  He says the new Pontiff will face challenges.

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Wednesday afternoon, 158 Cardinals in Rome elected Jorge Bergolio, Francis’ given name, from Argentia to lead the Roman Catholic Church.

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