On March 13, 2013, after five rounds of voting, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as pope, making him the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, the first non-European pope in modern times, and the first from the Jesuit order. In this post, we round up a range of reactions to the selection of the new pope—both within the English-language press and across Latin America.Read the rest of Habemus Papam: Pope Francis Roundup.
Sabrina Stein is a program associate for the SSRC's Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF). She received her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2012, was the recipient of the College of Graduate Studies Provost Fellowship, and worked as a Teaching Assistant during graduate school. Her graduate thesis focused on the work of the United Nations in post-war El Salvador and Guatemala. She has contributed a chapter to the book The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction (ed. Fulvio Attinà) titled “The UN and Genocide: A Comparative Analysis of Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia.” Sabrina has a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in French from UCF. She was born and raised in Uruguay and speaks fluent Spanish.