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At Boston College, Jesuits applaud choice

The Rev. Jack Butler, a Jesuit priest at Boston College, was in his office Wednesday when he overheard students gathered around a television set down the hall, buzzing about a new pope.

On the screen he saw the joyous crowd and felt a surge of hope and love after a trying ­period for the Catholic Church. Then he saw that the new leader, a cardinal from Argentina, was a Jesuit, just like him.

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