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Swedish bishop: New pope may cause "revival"

Anders Arborelius is Sweden's only Roman Catholic bishop. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix

The head of the Catholic Church in Sweden says that the new pope may help to remind Swedes from Latin America of their Catholic roots.

"It can be a revival for many"  Anders Arborelius, bishop of Sweden's only Roman Catholic diocese told Swedish Radio.

The new pope, who has taken the name Francis, is a bishop from Argentina. The Roman Catholic Church in Sweden claims a membership of around 100,000, but says that there are probably around 150,000 "believers" in Sweden.

The only time a pope has come to Sweden, or to any of the Nordic lands, was the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1989.

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