New World Pope, Same Old Church

Sorry, Philippines, sorry, India, sorry Ghana, sorry Brazil. You thought it was your turn for Pope. But the clever insiders at the Vatican have blindsided everyone and got their own man, albeit but disguised as a non-European. Pope Francis, aka Jorge Bergoglio, was nobody's choice as a front runner, lacking charisma, a non-white skin, relative youth, a reputation as a theologian or tough administrator.

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