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URGENT ¥¥¥ Vatican hails cardinals' 'courage' in electing Francis I

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The Vatican on Wednesday hailed the "courage" of cardinals in electing the first Latin American pope at an historic conclave in the Sistine Chapel.

The cardinals "had the courage of crossing the Ocean and widening the perspective of the Church," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters.

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