Long Island Catholics excited by election of new pope

Long Island Catholics are excited by the selection of a new pope. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who will be known as Pope Francis, was elected

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who will be known

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who will be known as Pope Francis, was elected today. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

ROCKVILLE CENTRE - Long Island Catholics are excited by the selection of a new pope.

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who will be known as Pope Francis, was elected today.

Dan Cacchioli, of Malverne, says he's pleased the cardinals chose the 76-year-old pope because he has many years of experience.

Jenny Cepero, of Rockville Centre, says she's proud to have a pope from a Latin country.

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