WYOMING, Mich. – Students at St. John Vianney Catholic School in Wyoming hosted watch parties for the announcement of the new pope in each of their classrooms.
There was clapping and cheering from the students when the doors opened at the Vatican and Jorge Mario Bergoglio made his first appearance as Pope Francis I.
Students admit they were hoping for a pope from the United States.
“I was kind of hoping for someone from the U.S. because I would feel very honored and happy,” said Sander. “But, it didn’t work out. But, like I said, as long as that person applies their faith I’ll be happy. More than 200 students at the school watched the live broadcast Wednesday.”