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New Pope has close ties with Argentine-Armenian community

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the new head of the Roman Catholic Church, reportedly has close ties with the Armenian community of Argentina where the news of his election yesterday was taken with great enthusiasm.

Bergoglio was elected Pope in a surprise choice on Wednesday, taking the name Francis I and becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years.

The Armenian community in Argentina, a predominantly Catholic country, took the news with joy, with its members saying that Archbishop Bergoglio has always been in friendly ties with them and participated in different events dedicated to the Armenian Genocide, attended a liturgy conducted by the Catholicos of All Armenians, reported the Latin American correspondent of RFE/RL’s Armenian Service (Azatutyun).

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