Re "New pope breaks the mold" (Page A1, March 14): The article mentions that the new pope is the first from Latin America, just as all the media does. What few mention is that in a sense the Italians have gotten the papacy back.
Pope Francis is ethnically Italian, and comes from a country where Italians are the largest ethnic group. There is probably no major country, other than Italy, that is more Italian than Argentina.
-- Richard Bruce, Davis