pope http://wlrn.org en New Pope From Argentina 'A Fresh Start,' But Old Problems Are Waiting http://wlrn.org/post/new-pope-argentina-fresh-start-old-problems-are-waiting Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church made history twice Wednesday, electing the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere and the first Jesuit.<p>In choosing 76-year-old Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis, the College of Cardinals signaled the growing importance of Latin America, Africa and Asia in the church's fortunes.<p>But they also affirmed their commitment to traditional church doctrine.<p>"Cardinal Bergoglio has been a staunch defender of orthodoxy," says the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit and editor-at-large at<em> America</em>, a national Catholic magazine. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:08:26 +0000 Liz Halloran 10823 at http://wlrn.org New Pope From Argentina 'A Fresh Start,' But Old Problems Are Waiting