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this first ever leaatin american pope is a nod to hispanics who make up 40% of all
catholics
around the globe. there was, as we said, happiness throughout the region following the announcement today. nbc’s miguel almaguer is in
rio
for us tonight.



>> reporter:
brian, good evening. we have been here in regiio de janeiro for the last several days where there was anticipation. tonight there is joy, excitement, pride and in some places in
latin america
, tears in the streets. catholocism is a
way of life
. four of every ten
catholics
lives right here in this region from
mexico city
here to
rio
to
buenos aires
. many of the faithful believe they will have a larger voice in the church.
catholics
believe the pope will pay special attention to the poor. the pope has been called by some the pope of the people because of his simple
way of life
. in
latin america
they have waited 20 centuries for a pope to come from this region. tonight they are certainly celebrating in the streets saying this was well worth the wait. brian?



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miguel almaguer in
rio
for

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