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Latin Americans on new Argentine Pope: 'It's a blessing for all of us'

14 March 2013 Last updated at 21:42 GMT

Catholics throughout Latin America have been expressing their joy that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio - an Argentine - has become the first person from the region to be elected pontiff.

These Catholics in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba and Brazil say his appointment is a great boost to their nations - but they also have high expectations of the new Pope.