Local Catholics Celebrate Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit

By | September 2, 2019


. THANKS FOR JOINING US. A JOYOUS CROWD WELCOMED THE LEADER OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL. POPE FRANCIS OFFICIALLY BEGAN HIS FIRST U.S. TOUR THIS MORNING WITH A VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA. SPEAKING IN ENGLISH, THE POPE SAID HE WAS GRATEFUL FOR THE WARM RECEPTION. AS THE SON OF AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY, I AM HAPPY TO BE A GUEST IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH WAS LARGELY BIRTHED BY SUCH FAMILIES. POPE FRANCIS HELD A CANONIZATION MASS FOR THOUSANDS THIS AFTERNOON. AND WHILE THEY COULD NOT BE THERE IN PERSON, MANY IN THE TWIN CITIES ENJOYED THE SERVICE. WE HAVE MORE WITH SOUZA- BARANOWSKI CORRECTIONAL CENTER WITH A LOCAL — NDAMUKONG SUH JOINs — SUSAN ELIZABETH JOINS US NOW. Reporter: YES. WE ARE AT THE HOLY JESUS CHURCH IN WHY SETH TA, PEOPLE THERE HANDING OUT INFORMATION, READING UP ON POPE FRANCIS, WATCHING THE THIS COVERAGE LIVE. FROM THE CATHEDRAL? ST. PAUL TO COULD SOLLISM IN MINNEAPOLIS, 25% OF LOCALS ARE CATHOLIC. TODAY SOME TRADED COUCHES FOR PEWS TO WATCH THE POPE TOGETHER. SYNTHETIC DRUG. THE WHOLE — POPE TALKED ABOUT CHARITY WORK AND SEX ABUSE SCANDAL, SAYING THESE CRIMES CANNOT BE REPEATED. I THINK WHAT COMES ACROSS WITH POPE FRANCIS IS HE IS AUTHENTIC. HE MEANS WHAT HE SAID. HE HAS STUDIED AND UNDERSTANDS THE ISSUES HE IS TALKING ABOUT. Reporter: AND THIS TWIN CITIES NUN UP ISN’T JUST SPEAKING OFF THE CUFF. SHE SPENT TIME WITH THE POPE. SHE HOPES AMERICANS ARE GETTING THE SAME FEELING TODAY THAT SHE GOT TO HAVE. I WAS AMAZED. IT IS SUCH A GREAT PRIVILEGE AND SPIRITUAL MOMENT. Reporter: NOW, COVERING SO MANY STORIES OVER THE PAST YEAR WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, I HAVE HEARD SO MANY PEOPLE SAY WE NEED HEALING. WELL THE AIR INSIDE THE TWIN CITIES TODAY IS THAT THIS VISIT TO THE U.S. IS THE START OF JUST THAT FOR THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE HERE IN THE METRO. ALL RIGHT. SUZANNE ELIZABETH. THANK YOU. TODAY THE POPE SPOKE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA IN A ONE-ON-ONE MEETING. HE CALLED FOR AMERICANS TO REJECT UNJUST DISCRIMINATION AND PROTECT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY BUT THE FOCUS OF HIS SPEECH WAS DEDICATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

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