March 16, 2013
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Hour A, Segment 4

'Habemus Papam!': Roman Catholics welcome new pope

Papal Malarkey Syndrome

Pope Francis is the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is the church’s 266th pontiff. 

Read more in “Nine things you should know about Pope Francis” by Joe Carter.

Blogger David Fischler writes for the website, a website that offer news and commentary on Protestantism and Catholicism. He’s been writing—often in a humorous fashion—about some of what he calls the “malarkey” about the papal election and the Catholic Church, emanating from “progressive” newspapers and pundits.

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March 16, 2013