Local Reactions on New Pope Francis

Local Reactions on New Pope Francis
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

 Pope Francis is the first Catholic leader to come from Latin America, and he is the first member of the Jesuit order to become pope.

Father John Whitney is a former leader of the northwest province of the Jesuits, and he's currently the pastor of the Jesuit parish in Seattle.

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