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Letters | A NEW POPE IS ELECTED TO LEAD THE CHURCH

Good things expected from Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

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As a non-Catholic, I am pleased with the choice for the new pope (“A historic, yet conventional, leader for the church,” Page A12, March 14). I see Pope Francis as caring for the world’s hungry and downtrodden. He also appears to be for no nonsense or attention to trappings. I especially like the idea that he has a degree in chemistry, which I see as bringing a scientific, critical view to problems that he will examine during his tenure. I wish him a long healthy life and expect good things for all people because of him.

Kenneth Brody

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