St. Peter’s Students Welcome Jesuit Pope

In the history of the Catholic Church, there has never been a Jesuit Pope, but that has now changed! On March 13, 2012, the newly elected Pope Francis waved to the crowd of people patiently waiting to see the new leader. This announcement came as a promise to the people that there will be changes up ahead. With his focus on being humble and creating a church of the poor, Pope Francis is already showing what it means to be a true Jesuit, especially through his many unexpected gestures such as washing the feet of prisoners. Saint Peter’s University, as a Jesuit institution, is constantly representing the values and expectations of the religion and now with a Pope with the same ideals, students are reacting positively to the change. I went out to see how the Saint Peter’s community feels about having a Jesuit leader to coincide with their education.


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