Pope and Circumstance: the Road to the Papacy

Scenes from a fateful day at St. Peter's Square.

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Scenes from St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

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rw5666
rw5666

Pope Francis Front Page image must surely be the worst quality image ever !!! Were the Editors asleep at the wheel?

Not worried about the subject just the poor quality.

BenIncaHutz
BenIncaHutz

The new Pope is was born in a Latin American country but his parents were Italian immigrants so he is Italian.

I'm not sure why Hispanics think he is one of their own. He is not.

FlorenciaCittadini
FlorenciaCittadini

@BenIncaHutz With this kind of thought, no one in Argentina would be argentinian... because 85% of us are european (principally italian and spanish) inmigrants descendants!! He was born in Buenos Aires, lived all his life there too, and was Bs As's archbishop! So don't say nonsense!!

Wazowski
Wazowski

@BenIncaHutz He is one of them.  Just because his heritage isn't from Argentina , doesn't mean he doesn't share the same background as the people of South America.  That's like saying I am not an American, because my skin isn't white.  Or that a person isn't an American because their parents were immigrants.