Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio http://wamc.org en NY's Voice of the Catholic Church: "The Americas Can Be Proud" http://wamc.org/post/nys-voice-catholic-church-americas-can-be-proud <p>Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, whose papal name is Pope Francis, becomes the 266th pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He is the first pontiff from the Americas, and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who announced his resignation last month, amid health concerns.</p><p>The New York State Catholic Conference represents New York’s bishops in matters of public policy. And Dennis Poust is its spokesman.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:37:38 +0000 Allison Dunne 59835 at http://wamc.org NY's Voice of the Catholic Church: "The Americas Can Be Proud"