Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Daily Numbers (Pope Edition) for Thursday March 14

The Daily Numbers (Pope Edition): 1, as in Pope Francis the first

1st pope from the new world.

1st Hispanic pope.

1st Jesuit pope.

266th pontiff in the Catholic church.

76 years old, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina.

5 ballots, how many votes the conclave of cardinals held before reaching consensus.

40 percent of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America.

65 percent of the population in Brazil that is Catholic, actually down from 74 percent.

10 percent of Argentines who say they attend Mass regularly on Sunday.

1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan. Close but no cigar for the Sixers. Make that 20 in a row for LeBron and the Heat.

I Don’t Get It: Hard to believe a mom would actually encourage a confrontation between her daughter and another girl, but that is what police allege happened in Upper Darby.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Campbell family of Chester. They represent everything that’s good there, and there is a lot of it, despite what you might hear.

Quote Box: “It’s a huge gift for all of Latin America. We waited 20 centuries.” - Jose Antonio Cruz, a Fransican friar, on learning of election of first pope from the Americas.

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