UCLA faculty experts advisory: Catholic cardinals elect new pope

The 115 voting cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have elected Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio the 266th pontiff and the first pope from Latin America. UCLA has experts.
Henry Ansgar Kelly, a professor emeritus of English who trained as a Jesuit priest, is an expert on many aspects of Christian religious laws, history and observances, particularly as they relate to the Catholic Church. His research focuses on the intersection of literature, religion and culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
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Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
Kevin Terraciano, a professor of history and director of the Latin American Center at the UCLA International Institute, specializes in colonial Latin American history. He can speak to the demographics and culture of the region, and the irony that the first non-European pope is a Jesuit from Latin America, although the Jesuits were expelled from Latin American during the colonial period.
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Alison Hewitt | 310-206-5461 | ahewitt@support.ucla.edu
Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu

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