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William McKenzie / Pope Francis signals growing importance of 'Global South'

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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 12:01 am

Pope Francis' selection as the leader of Catholicism is rightly being heralded as a breakthrough for his faith. Coming from Latin America, the former Argentine cardinal represents a major geographic shift away from Rome and Europe. More important, he embodies a titanic shift in Christianity. The faith is growing rapidly in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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