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Father Bruno Segatta via Facebook

 

Note: the following text and audio contains discussions of sexual assault. 

It’s been nearly three decades since Lisa Howser first came forward with allegations of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest at Gonzaga University in Spokane. 

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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.

After announcing "Habemus Papum" — "We have a pope!" — a cardinal standing on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday revealed the identity of the new pontiff, using his Latin name.

Bergoglio had reportedly finished second in the 2005 conclave that produced Benedict XVI — who last month became the first pope to resign in 600 years.