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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Locals embrace selection of pope
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Courtesy the Vatican
Pope Francis greeted the crowd in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City shortly after he was elected.

East Meadow resident Elena Sanchez emailed the Herald from Italy just hours after the new pope was chosen. “I am currently on vacation in Italy and was thrilled to be here at the very moment of the announcement,” wrote Sanchez, who has worked at the Diocese of Rockville Centre for 10 years and as a self-described “faith formation educator” for 35 years. “As a Latino, he represents the largest growing population in Catholicism and can speak to the diversity the Church … is experiencing.”

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