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Connecticut is fourth most Catholic state in nation

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 13: White smoke emits from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel as a new Pope is elected on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor - the 266th Pontiff - has been selected by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel has chosen a new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, who has chosen the name Francis I.

It’s big news in Connecticut, which has the fourth highest percentage of Catholics in the nation, according to data from the Gallup Poll. Check out the Top 10 states where Catholicism is most popular.

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