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New Pope brings many firsts for Catholic Church

Dr. Paul Lakeland offers his thoughts on Pope Francis I. “When Cardinal Bergoglio became Pope Francis yesterday, the Catholic Church experienced a few firsts. For one, he is the first Latin American pope. “One of the great challenges to the Catholic church is that, although there are two thirds of Catholics who now live in the global south, the sort of consciousness of the church in Rome remains overwhelmingly Euro-Centric,” said Dr. Paul Lakeland, Fairfield University’s Center for Catholic Studies Director.”

Appeared on WTNH-TV, ABC affiliate in Connecticut on 3/14/13

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