Americans cheer on pope from New World

Selection called a ‘booster shot’

He also has a reputation of outreach to other faith groups as well. Besides his close friendships with non-Catholics, he has also supported the Jewish community in Argentina, Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee said in a statement.

“We look forward to continued close collaboration with the Catholic Church under his leadership,” Mr. Rosen said.

Said Father Dianda: “My hope is that he brings openness. I will be interested in seeing people’s reaction on Sunday.”

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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