John Allen in Argentina: Go to the slums of Buenos Aires, and there's a very good chance you'll meet someone who has met Jorge Mario Bergoglio personally.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
All Things Catholic: A week in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis' hometown, gives indications of just what the new pontiff will do.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Would Pope Francis shut down the Vatican Bank? A former aide says he wouldn't be surprised if it happens.
It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the election of the first-ever pope from Latin America is causing a mini-Catholic boom in his home country, but however predictable, signs of a “Francis effect” in Argentina seem almost ubiquitous.
Among other indications of ferment, local Catholics say there’s probably never been a better attended series of Holy Week celebrations in the history of Argentine Catholicism than what transpired in late March 2013.
The bond Rabbi Abraham Skorka and then-Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio formed bridged the religions after some episodes of less-than-cordial relations in Argentina.
Argentines rose early Tuesday to watch their hometown resident elevated to the head of the world's Catholic church.