New pope offers hope to Catholics everywhere

To quote Monsignor Claudio Celli, “Pope Francis has earned the hearts of the faithful with gestures of great simplicity, but at the same time he revealed a big human and spiritual depth.” The choice of this new pope, I believe, is the leader that the Catholic Church so desperately needs. This is a humble man who sees and feels the struggle of the common man. He gently asked the people in Saint Peter’s Square to pray for him. This pope is our hope.

Mary Alice Harrigan

Orchard Park