• Pope Francis is a ray of hope in our very fragmented world. The Holy Spirit is so evident in what has been happening recently. It has taken centuries for our church to arrive where she is today and it will take a long time to make changes. Our Holy Father realizes this. In his wisdom Pope Francis is addressing the concerns slowly and diligently. I am also concerned about the future of women in the church but I wait patiently to see where the pope is leading us. The church is comprised of many different factions and it is important to look at the concerns in a pastoral manner.

    I am grateful to Pope Francis for being a person of humility, integrity and mercy. I look forward to the future of our church ministering to all peoples of the world.