This video from Fr. Roderick Vonhogen of SQPN is seriously MUST WATCH. Along with being a great capture of the actual moment of the white smoke from the ground in St. Peter’s Square, you’ll experience the sense of awe of Pope Francis’ first few moments, and the incredible joy of a terrific crowd of young men and women who were present for the big moment. I can’t watch this without tearing up – the emotions relate both to the sense of peace I feel with our new Holy Father, but also with the infectious enthusiasm of these young people and of Father Roderick himself. PLEASE watch this, and then please turn around and share it — these are the images of Catholics that we want swirling around social media!
Pope Francis Mania – Relive the Joy of the Moment in St. Peter’s Square
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