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March 13, 2013
For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH MOTION CONGRATULATES POPE FRANCIS I
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – A motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will send a 5-signature congratulatory proclamation to Pope Francis I.
On Wednesday, March 13, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, taking the name Francis I, and becoming the 266th Pontiff in the Church’s 2,000-year history.
“Having been founded at the San Gabriel Mission by Catholic missionaries in 1771, Los Angeles County has a rich history with the Church and today is home to nearly 4,000,000 Catholics,” said Antonovich in his motion. “The election of Francis I has had a resounding and positive impact on County residents of many faiths.”
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