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Vatican / New Pope #1046050

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Obama’s congratulatory message to newly elected Pope Francis and plans for Vice President Joe Biden to lead the US delegation to the pope’s installation noted.

(Chicago: John Yang) The reaction of American Catholics to the choice of Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope amid the scandals facing the Catholic Church featured; scenes shown of the applause in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the announcement being made at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles. [Telemundo’s Carlos BOTIFOLL†- says Latinos in the US feel extremely proud.] [Several PEOPLE – react.] [In New York, NBC correspondent Rehema ELLIS – says American Catholics are hoping the new pope will help repair the church and relate to a younger generation.] [Old St. Patrick’s Church Father Tom HURLEY†- says we need life, energy and credibility.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The reaction of American Cardinal Timothy Dolan to the new pope. [In news conference in Rome, DOLAN – comments on the welcome he’ll get when he visits Brazil for World Youth Day.]

Williams, Brian;
Yang, John

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