Argentines flock to Rio cathedral to see their cardinal-turned-pope

By Lise Alves
Catholic News Service

RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) — The streets surrounding the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian were filled with a sea of blue and white flags. The Argentines had come to town.

All without exception said they were there for one reason only. “To see Pope Francis,” yelled Florencia Aldretes of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires.

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