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All Sides with Ann Fisher

The Vatican's New Pope


White smoke billowed from the Vatican's chimney on Wednesday, signaling that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina will step up as Pope Francis, the first non-European-born pope in the modern era. On this hour of All Sides, we'll discuss what effects the new Pope's origins might have on the papacy, and what issues Pope Francis is likely to confront.


  • Dr. Leo Madden, Head of the Dept of Theology, ODU
  • Louise Akers,  the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation 
  •  Michael Sean Winters, blogger and columnist for the National Catholic Reporter
  • Monsignor Eugene Morris, Director of Sacred Liturgy at the Pontifical College Josephinum


Music heard during today's show was a performance of Puccini's "Messa di Gloria" by the Capriccio Vocal Ensemble in Columbus. Their next concert is April 28. For more information, go to their Facebook page.