The PA House of Representatives has unanimously passed a resolution to celebrate the election of Pope Francis.
In part, the resolution reads, “Former Bishop of Pittsburgh, now Cardinal and Archbishop of Washington DC, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has described Pope Francis as a man who is ‘very gentle but firm, very loving but fearless, a very pastoral and caring person ideal for the challenges of today.’”
The resolution continues, “His name, Francis, invokes the spirit of ST. Francis of Assisi, and like St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis is revered among Catholics for his work with the poor.”
Sponsored by Representative Angel Cruz of Philadelphia, Resolution 208 passed on April 9. Click here to view the House Resolution honoring Pope Francis.