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Monsignor Steven Rohlfs, rector of Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, picked the right country of origin but the wrong person in predicting who would become the next pope.
From "the end of the earth," the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis. He is the first pontiff from the New World and the first non-European since the Middle Ages.
The Washington Archdiocese will celebrate the selection of a new pope with a Mass of Thanksgiving Wednesday evening.