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Meet the new pope - Francis

Posted By: Morning Show · 3/14/2013 7:03:00 AM

Pope Francis, the first man in the modern era from outside Europe  to lead the Roman Catholic Church, prizes compassion, humility and simplicity — so much that he gave up his chauffeur in Argentina and took the bus to work.

He is the first pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus, a Catholic order founded in the 16th century by St. Ignatius Loyola. Its  members, known as Jesuits, take a vow of poverty and are known for their work among the poor and their scholarship.

“A man who calmly stands for what’s right and just,” Cardinal Edward Egan, the archibishop emeritus of New York, told NBC News. “A man of great compassion for the poor. That is what they point to first and foremost.”...(Read the entire article here)

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