Pope Francis: First Latin American, Jesuit Pope Picked to Head Church; Praised for Work with Poor

http://www.democracynow.org – Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was picked Wednesday to become the first pope from Latin America and the first not to hail from Europe in more than 1,000 years. Bergoglio is viewed as a theological conservative who has staunchly opposed abortion, same-sex marriage and the ordination of women, but he has been praised for his devotion to the poor. We speak to Tom Roberts, editor-at-large at the National Catholic Reporter and author of “The Emerging Catholic Church: A Community’s Search for Itself.”

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  1. Why is it that If you are Born and Raised in The United States, you are undeniably an American even if one or Both your parents were born somewhere else. But if you are is Born and Raised in Latin American and one or Both of your parents were born from somewhere else then you're not really Latin American. You're from wherever your parents are from or you're only half Latin America?. I have never understood that logic.

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