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U.S. Reaction to the New Pontiff

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U.S. Reaction to the New Pontiff

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U.S. Reaction to the New Pontiff

U.S. Reaction to the New Pontiff

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The announcement of a new pope Tuesday has resulted in mixed reactions across the country. Some Catholic-Americans welcomed the change, while others voiced concerns that Pope Benedict XVI's belief in core church values is out of sync with their modern lifestyles.

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