Is the new pope Latino?

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March 16th, 2013

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Renata Keller, College of Arts & Sciences

The Catholic Church has elected its first pope from South America, a historic milestone that has some wondering whether he should be considered the first “Latino” pope…

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“His parents were Italian immigrants who moved to Argentina and were quickly embraced because of the government’s efforts to ‘modernize’ and ‘whiten’ the population. If the pope were to ever go back to Argentina, he would be both Italian and Argentinian without any hesitation.”

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