Women pray before a statue of the Virgin Mary at Saint Yves Catholic church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Thursday, March 14, 2013. Latin Americans reacted with joy on Wednesday at news tha

 

              Women pray before a statue of the Virgin Mary at Saint Yves Catholic church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Thursday, March 14, 2013. Latin Americans reacted with joy on Wednesday at news tha
Women pray before a statue of the Virgin Mary at Saint Yves Catholic church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Thursday, March 14, 2013. Latin Americans reacted with joy on Wednesday at news that Pope Francis, Argentina's former cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, had become the first pope ever from the Americas. Francis began his first day as pope, on Thursday, making an early morning visit in a simple Vatican car to a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary and prayed before an icon of the Madonna. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)