Argentina, Latin America Euphoric Over Choice of New Pope

Matt Gutman reports from Argentina on reactions to Cardinal Begoglio's elevation to pope.
1:41 | 03/14/13

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Transcript for Argentina, Latin America Euphoric Over Choice of New Pope
We'll get to that in a bit but the latest on pope francis. The first latin-american pope crowds across argentina and latin america euphoric at his selection and on the ground in buenos aires and matt, even though cardinal bergoglio was a runner-up in the last conclave, this caught the argentines by surprise. Reporter: Oh, it did. Big time, george. Good morning. THIS IS THE BLARING "e: Headline my god and what a great day for them. A lot telling me they haven't had anything this huge since they won the world cup in '86. There were thousands praying for the new pope. He's the kind of guy used to walk up from the subway right over there into this church and he's known here in this country for his humility. We've been hearing about it and cooks his own meals, didn't have a chauffeur. He used to walk to work and just before he took that 13-hour flight, george, to rome, he was taken to the airport by his friends. He flew there on economy. Now next thing that happened in this country, the president is going to fly to rome to be there with pope francis known as francisco for his first mass on sunday, george. The pope flies economy. That's something. But one other question -- you say what he was known for is simplicity. Is he that well known inside argentina? Reporter: He's pretty well known as opposed to the other contender based mostly in rome as a diplomat. He was here and met with the people. very hard to actually help people out in this country and that's why he actually had a pretty decent amount of notoriety here. Matt gutman, thanks very much.

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