Gov. Brown on Pope Francis: "I'm glad he's a Jesuit"

Published On : 3/14/2013 8:49 AM
By : Ben Adler
From : CCN
Categories : Local, State

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California Governor Jerry Brown shares a significant trait with the new pope:

“Well, I’m glad he’s a Jesuit – at least, that’s the only…”

Brown was a Jesuit seminarian for four years in the late 1950’s.

The governor says Pope Francis might bring a broader, “Southern Hemisphere” perspective to the Vatican because he’s from Argentina.

“But what the hell do I know? I thought Jesuits were not allowed to consider higher office – at least, they weren’t in my day.”

Brown spoke with reporters after an event in San Francisco. That’s where he and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced two new solar energy projects in California. Both projects are at the far eastern end of Riverside County.

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