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(UPDATED) Must-Reads on the New Pope: The First Latino, Jesuit, Francis

More background on Jorge Bergoglio, former archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Update (Mar. 15): We've updated our list of must-read articles on Pope Francis. Updates now appear first on the list.

News outlets went wild Wednesday after the surprisingly quick election of a new leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, flooding social media and online news feeds with countless articles on Pope Francis.

Presuming you don't have time to read everything–and assuming you've already read CT's coverage of reactions from American and Argentine evangelical leaders (including Luis Palau)–here are CT's picks for the most helpful articles on former archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Bergoglio (in no particular order).

Updates appear first on the list.

0) We recommend the links below, but we also recommend our own reporting: American evangelical leaders say they expect good things; Argentine evangelical leaders say Bergoglio is an "answer to our prayers;" and Luis Palau, who straddles both communities, says he approves both as an evangelist and as a personal friend.

1) It's a new ...

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