What should we expect from the new pope?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 4:27
- Date Mar 14, 2013
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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For that we turn to Peter Johnson junior Hank -- -- -- -- how are you you know I brought didn't -- -- great expert -- dear friend answer that joining me now.
Joseph Louis the Rome bureau chief from EWT.
In the eternal world television network good morning John it's -- good to be with you.
-- he has great to be right here in the eternal said he absolutely -- we met last year at this same basilica that Paul Francis went to.
This morning why did he go to the basilica of saint Mary major and what does that say about his paper's he going forward.
It says that his pay to -- like the people before him.
Like the -- -- farm is going to be dedicated apparently to marry.
He announced on the balcony last night that he was going to visit -- going to pray to -- the first thing is his first business of the day.
So that's pretty nice if he has put his pontificate -- his person in the hands of our blessed mother.
-- -- -- He seems to be an extraordinarily unique.
Person the person who is use limousines and mentions for buses and simple some apartments.
He seems to be a person -- washed the feet.
Of aids victims but at the same time he is a -- of the conservative principles and dogma of the church.
Do you believe that he will be I'll -- -- embrace symbolic events in in a way that will bring the Americas Europe.
Asia and the universal Catholic Church together and how old -- -- to happen.
I I I think if he -- to see them beginning last night see him as a very.
Loving caring humble person.
And I think they're gonna be able to relate to him in a very real way yes he'll live in the Apostolic Palace.
Probably not look seriously at all.
He will go on papal trips he will try and be with the people with support he's a man of the four that was the first thing I heard last night from several people.
Who know him well.
And have also discovered he was very active in the community.
Drug addicts it's called -- captain Mac on the founded in northern Italy he's visited the community outside of when the -- -- quite a number of times.
It's an amazingly successful story for addicts especially drug addicts and I I think we're gonna see a lot of him.
It wouldn't we didn't -- have you met -- middle -- in the past -- or or or know anything about them personally in terms of well you know where he goes -- what he does.
No I don't get that when I got -- our own network last night I set I had fifteen stories.
Well different cardinals whom I have known -- had.
You know or a working relationship with.
And I said he was not one of those fifteen.
So and he really wasn't unknown -- was -- hush over the square when they said we have a Pope and they said his name.
And and there was no reaction until they said he was taking the name of Francis.
-- in the crowd reacted.
And that's going to be a lot of Italians Saint Francis and the -- he had to be very joyful place last night to.
I hope to get to know.
Joseph is a final question is as we go out the door you not only one of the most respected experts on the Vatican I know that you're a devout Catholic.
-- you attend the Santa Susanna parish.
There in Rome as a Catholic.
What did it mean to you when -- Francis led that crowd of -- 100000 people.
In the our father in the hail Mary.
It -- it almost brought tears in my eyes last night how did you feel -- -- what does that say about him.
Asking for the for the prayers of the world.
Well all Peter I was moved beyond telling -- to -- when he came out and said wanna say -- -- it's that simple greeting of good evening and then he -- you said before I bless you.
We'll you people -- and pray for me and and and I -- I.
I think that well I think the world will -- that you understand we're going to black soon we're back to -- Joseph Louis thank you.
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