Fairfield University reacts to Pope Francis, a Jesuit

Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, was overjoyed when the announcement was made Wednesday that a Jesuit cardinal was chosen as the new pope. Cardinal Jorge

The president of the university says that the

The president of the university says that the school was pleased that a Jesuit was chosen. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

NORWALK - Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, was overjoyed when the announcement was made Wednesday that a Jesuit cardinal was chosen as the new pope.

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was announced as the Roman Catholic church's new pope to a crowd of thousands in Vatican City.

Fairfield University's president says the fact that the new Pope Francis is a Jesuit creates a special connection for the school.

This is the first time in over a millenium that a pope was chosen from outside of Europe.
 

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