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Madison – Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement on the election of Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be Pope Francis I.

 
“I am excited to have the first non-European pope in the modern era to be from the Americas. This is a very historic day for Catholics worldwide; I will pray for His Holiness, and for the hope that he can help bring peace to a troubled world.”