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03/13/2013 05:17 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2013

Latinos Welcome First Latino Pope Through Tweets

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Latinos React To Pope Francis' Election

¡Felicitaciones Al Papa Francisco!

A new Pope has been selected and for the first time in history he is from South America, more specifically Argentina. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was selected Wednesday, becoming the 266th Pope. Since Pope Benedict XVI announced he was to resign on February 28th the world has awaited news of a new pope, with a keen eye on where he might be from. We now have the answer.

This is the first time the world has had a Latino Pope and the reaction from the community was immediate. Some are happy and feel represented, others -- not so much. Check out how Hispanics from around the globe feel about the newly appointed leader of the Catholic Church in the slideshow above.

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