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Bishop Muench on selection of Pope Francis

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 13, 2013 Mar 13, 2013 Wednesday, March 13 2013 March 13, 2013 3:04 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The bishop of Baton Rouge called the election of Pope Francis a "wonderful selection" for the Catholic church.

"This is a wonderful selection for the worldwide aspect of the Catholic church, and for the Spanish-speaking [Catholics} throughout the world," Bishop Robert Muench said Wednesday afternoon.

Pope Francis is the first pontifex from Latin America, and from the Americas in general.

Muench said his message tonight to Catholics worldwide, "Urbi et Orbi" or "to the City and to the World", was a demonstration of the church's commitment to Catholics everywhere.

News 2's Brittany Weiss will have more on reaction to the new pope from Baton Rouge tonight starting at 5 p.m.

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