Cardinal Edward Egan Discusses New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Diane Sawyer speaks to American cardinal about the outcome of the papal conclave.
2:09 | 03/13/13

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Earlier, I had a chance to speak with someone who know this is new pope francis personally. Cardinal edward egan from new york. Please tell us what it is to meet him personally. We have seen the biographies, read about him. But if he walked into the room and we shook his hand, what don't we know about him? What's something you've seen? He's a very warm, humble, friendly, unpretennious gentleman, who is immensely well educated. As you know, he's a scientist and a theologian. He's been in charge of one of the greatest and largest diocese of the world. He has everything. There have been concerns raised about his age andhat we may be looking again at a possible pope in ill health at some point. What do you say to those concerns? Well, I'm going to be 81 shortly, and I'm still going along under my own steam. And during the congregations over there in rome, I went over to rome to say goodbye to pope benedict xvi and cardinal bergoglio was sitting on the aisle. I I was sitting across the aisle. And I watched him for two days and he pops right up out the chair, which I don't do, and he seems to me to be a man in excellent health. He is the pope for latin america in many ways. What does this signal to the d? If you had to say one sentence to everybody watching, 1.2 billion people in the catholic church, what would you say is the main thing this signals? Well, it signals this. This is the latin american moment. It's done us an immense favor. It worked out just beautifully. The latin american moment is here and the latin american pontiff is here as well. It's been a long day. Such a pleasure for you to join us. Ply pleasure. God love you and all the very best.

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