March 14 - U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks about his experiences in the conclave that elected Argentina's Bergoglio as the new pope. Sarah Charlton reports.
Supporters of Argentina's Cardinal Bergoglio have been celebrating since he was elected pope on Wednesday (March 13). Pope Francis is a surprise choice to lead Roman Catholics, and the first non-European pontiff in over 1,000 years. One cardinal says the appointment will send shockwaves through Latin America. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan had been mentioned as a potential pope among a host of other candidates. After taking part in the Vatican conclave, he says Pope Francis will invigorate Latin America. SOUNDBITE: (English) AMERICAN CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN SAYING: "I think most cardinals just want to choose the right man, you know, you want a man of God, a man of good pastor of governance, you want a man with a sense of the Church universally, you want a good communicator and he fills those bills. Where he comes from is gravy. And we have a lot of good gravy with a man coming out of Latin America. You talk about a booster shock to the Church in the Americas, this is going to be a real blessing." Pope Francis will be officially inaugurated on Tuesday (March 19).