New pope, new era, few changes: Column

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

Less than an hour after white smoke went up over St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Wednesday, indicating that the College of Cardinals had agreed on a new pope, Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was announced as Pope Francis and a curtain went up on a new era in Roman Catholic history…

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