A pope from new roots

Newly elected Pope Francis waved to the tens of thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Wednesday. He is the 266th pope, and the first from Latin America.

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became the 266th pope, and the first from Latin America. He chose the name Francis.

“Hopefully this pope will be – I don’t know if I would say more liberal – but more open to kind of the youth movement that’s been going on for ­decades,” said Chris Knoth, a BC junior, with Shannon Griesser, a senior.

At Boston College, Jesuits applaud choice

Francis’s standing as the first Jesuit pope in the nearly 500-year history of the order that sent a wave of gratification across campus.

Yvonne Abraham

Is it possible to reconcile?

Could Pope Francis make the church a place where former Catholics might find a home again?

Sister Elisete Signor (far left) and the Rev. Volmar Scaravelli discussed the pontiff at St. Tarcisius Church in Framingham.

Framingham pastor tells of working with pope in homeland

The Rev. ­Volmar Scaravelli, pastor at St. Tarcisius Church, spent five years working with the newly named Pope Francis.

The Denver Broncos have found a new target for Peyton Manning, agreeing to a two-year deal with Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots dropped the ball with Wes Welker

Instead of backing up the Brink’s truck for Welker, the Patriots pushed him past the brink of no return.

After a record-setting six seasons with the Patriots and Tom Brady, Wes Welker will be catching passes and bouncing off tacklers for another team and quarterback — New England nemesis Peyton Manning.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

News analysis

Welker bolts for Broncos; Patriots sign Amendola

After six record-setting seasons, Welker will be team up with Patriots nemesis Peyton Manning. Danny Amendola, 27, got a five-year, $31 million deal.

Ruby Francis of Jamaica Plain, a Boston Parent Organization Network parent, was among those who packed the School Committee meeting.

Boston adopts new school assignment plan

Boston scrapped a plan developed almost a quarter century ago and embraced one that seeks to allow more students to attend schools closer to home.

NStar chief complies with Coakley’s request for pay details

Thomas J. May disclosed Wednesday that he earned nearly $3.8 million in his last three months as chief executive of NStar.


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Movie Review

A 10-year-old views family discord in “Thursday Till Sunday.”

A 10-year-old views family discord in ‘Thursday Till Sunday’

Chilean filmmaker Dominga Sotomayor’s feature debut is beautifully photographed by Bárbara Álvarez, but the dialogue is spare and the pace slow.