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Jorge Bergoglio is seen here in 2008 while a Cardinal. Image: Aibdescalzo
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Pope Francis A Lover Of The Poor

The new pope has been chosen; he will be known as Pope Francis.

The pope was selected by cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy last Wednesday.

In a special meeting known as a “conclave,” the cardinals voted to elect Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina to be the new pope.

The pope is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and its more than a billion followers around the world. It is the first time a pope from Latin America has been chosen.

The new pope was chosen after the last pope, Pope Benedict XVI, resigned. It was the first time in 600 years a pope had resigned.

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The Pope Steps Down

In a historic move, the Pope has resigned his position as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

He is the first pope to resign in 600 years.

Pope Benedict XVI (Benedict the 16th) announced his decision on Monday.

He said he has been losing strength and can no longer perform the tasks required of him. He is 85 years old.

Statue of Kateri Tekakwitha at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Image: LovesMacs
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Roman Catholic Church Recognizes First Nations Saint

Last Sunday Kateri Tekakwitha (known as Lily of the Mowhawks) became a saint in the Roman Catholic religion. She is the first North American First Nations saint.

More than 1,000 Canadians attended the “canonization” ceremony, conducted by the Pope Benedict XVI (16th) in the Vatican City in Italy.

Many of the people at the ceremony wore feathered headdresses and beads and sang songs to Tekakwitha.

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Pope’s Butler On Trial For Leaking Documents

The Pope’s butler is on trial.

The Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church around the world. The current Pope is Pope Benedict XVI.

The Pope’s butler is named Paolo Gabriele.

His job is to look after the personal needs of the Pope—for instance, serve the Pope his meals and help him dress.

Naturally, he has access to some very private areas of the Vatican, like the Pope’s bedroom and other rooms.

For months, Italian media have been publishing private information about the Catholic Church. No one knew where the media got the information.

It looks like the butler may have done it.