Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We Have a Pope!

Shortly after 11 a.m. this morning, the community of Mount Angel Seminary joined Catholics around the world who gathered to hear the announcement of the election of the new pope of the Catholic Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis.

When the Abbey church bells rang, students, faculty, and employees left their tasks and headed for the live video feed set up in the Damian Center.  When the pope appeared on the balcony the crowd broke into applause and cheers.

Video by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

Tamara Swanson-Orr, a staff member at Mount Angel Seminary, also spoke for a moment with Teodosio Brea, a seminarian from Argentina and member of the Saint John Society, as he departed the Damian Center.

Watch the Mount Angel Seminary journalism blog for more responses to the election of Pope Francis.  If you subscribe to our blog and were unable to view the videos, click on the title of the post to go directly to the blog.

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