Will a South American pope change Catholicism?
White smoke billowed from the chimney Wednesday afternoon when cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope and became the new leader of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis is a man of firsts -- he's the first Francis and the first pope from South America, of Argentina.
Does the selection of a South American pope reflect a new direction for the Catholic Church? Leave us a message at 305-330-WLRN (9576) or write your thoughts below. We'll be sharing some of your comments on WLRN's The Florida Roundup this Friday.