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Hugo Chavez Helped Jesus Christ Elect New Latino Pope Francis, Venezuelan Vice-President Says (VIDEO)

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We have a new Latino Pope, not only because he was the most prepared candidate, but apparently because former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez talked to Jesus Christ personally and hooked the Cardinal up.

In a televised show aired on Wednesday afternoon, current interim Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, assured the election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has a lot to do with the fact that former Venezuelan leader died last week.

For the first time in history a South American has been elected as Pope, an Argentine. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio will be the 266th Pope. The debate was between an African and a South American Pope.

I don't know, we know that our ‘commander’ rose to the heights and is face to face with Christ. He must've influenced somehow to convene a South American Pope. Some new hand arrived and Christ said, 'Well, it is the time for South America'.

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Buenos Aires was elected the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Francis on Wednesday. He is the first Latin American Pope to lead the church, as well as the first Jesuit priest.

Hugo Chavez, who led a leftist revolution and served as Venezuela's president for nearly 14 years, died at 58 years old on March 5th. He passed away after nearly two years of battling an unspecified cancer and being treated repeatedly in Cuba.

Take a look above to Maduro's speech and more about Pope Francis below.

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