Pope Francis made his historic first steps onto US soil on Tuesday. The Pope’s visit has the entire nation excited, and here’s what people in the Ohio Valley had to say.
“Oh, he’s going to be big, everyone is going to show their support because they’ve been waiting for this for a long time now,” said Wheeling Jesuit Student Nathaniel Brown.
“I’m glad he’s active enough to want to be able to travel and see different people,” Meg Geroch of Wheeling said.
“I went to a catholic for high school and now college and especially being near a Jesuit institution it’s a real big deal around campus and especially to a lot of the instructors here,” said Zeke Angelini, Wheeling Jesuit student.
Whether Catholic or not, Pope Francis, also known as the “people’s Pope”, is respected by many as he lands in America today.
“I appreciate his humanitarian views and his activities for people who need and deserve more attention than they normally get in this society,” Geroch added.
The Pope has been nothing short of controversial as the traditional Catholic leader, relating to the everyday person and inspiring many young Catholics.
Pope Francis will tour through Washington DC, New York City, and Philadelphia, meeting many before returning to the Vatican City on the 27th.