Claudio Epelman is executive director of the Latin American Jewish Congress, a regional branch of the World Jewish Congress.
Ricardo Grzona is the executive president of the Ramon Pane Foundation, which developed an app for Catholic kids, based on Pokemon Go, called Follow JC Go.
Tomás Insua is the co-founder and executive director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement. Insua grew up in Argentina and now lives in Rome. He can be contacted through Reba Elliott, the organization’s communications director.
Daniel Feierstein is a genocide scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a visiting fellow at the International State Crime Initiative.
In another March 15, 2013, RNS article, the Vatican defended Francis’ actions during Argentina’s 1970s military dictatorship.
National Catholic Reporter Senior Correspondent John Allen Jr., who also serves as CNN’s Vatican expert, called the pope’s choice of names “precedent-shattering” and discussed what it might symbolize.
The new pope reportedly cooks for himself (at least, until now), but he’s no foodie, according to NPR.
The Washington Post notes that although Francis is the first pope from Latin America, he is not the first non-European pontiff.
Read a March 14, 2013, Associated Press article in which Francis’ biographer labels as unfair the Dirty War allegations stirred up in the wake of the conclave.