In pictures: New York reaction

Maria DeCarvalho, 43, Restauranteur

I think he's endearing. It's OK to have a German, he's simpatico. I was a bit surprised - I really thought it was going to be an Italian pope this time - but I get great vibes from him anyway. I'm not worried about his views: if we'd wanted a liberal pope, we'd have got one in from San Francisco.

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