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  CURRENT ISSUE:  March 18, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 6   •   Oakland, CA
Archbishop's Easter message
of peace and hope

Dear Friends of the Diocese of Oakland, I greet you this Easter with special thoughts of joy and peace. I have finished my first six months here and continue to be amazed by the wonderful clergy, Sisters and people who live and work here. They nourish our parish ministries and reach out to many who are in need.  >>>
Argentina's Cardinal Bergoglio
elected pope, chooses Francis

He is the first pope in history to come from the Western Hemisphere and the first non-European to be elected in almost 1,300 years. The Jesuit was also the first member of his order to be elected pope, and the first member of any religious order to be elected in nearly two centuries.  >>>
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• The people of Oakland welcome Pope Francis

• Father Olea reflects on the new pope

• Reflections from St. Peter's Square

• Diocesan students film mock papal conclave

• New pope surprises Jesuits

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