Valley Catholics Excited About First Latin-American Pope.

By: Deon Guillory Email
By: Deon Guillory Email

Valley Catholics are excited about Pope Francis. He's the first Latin-American Pope.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church dedicated its Wednesday evening mass to Pope Francis.

The first Latin American Pope is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, just like Yolanda Blake.

Blake moved to the United States from Argentina 20 years ago and knows a little about Pope Francis.

"He comes from a working family of immigrants that came to Buenos Aires and worked with the poor people and he advocates for equality," said Blake.

Many of the parishioners at Blessed Sacrament say the choice of Pope Francis means the church is moving forward.

"I think it's a great movement in the church for renewal," said Kevin McClatchy.

McClatchy says Pope Francis' work on one of the church's most important ministries is why he'll be a great leader.

"He's proven to be a great person for Argentina and what he's done for the poor," said McClatchy.

Blake hopes the Pope Francis is open to talking to everyone.

"For him to be a humble person," said Blake. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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