Bordallo: “Election of Pope Francis Is a Joyous Occasion for All Catholics”


Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo issued the following statement on the election of  Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.


READ the statement of Congresswoman Brodallo below:

Statement on the Election of Pope Francis I
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 13, 2013 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement on the election of Pope Francis I, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, as the new head of the Catholic Church.

“The election of Pope Francis I is a joyous occasion for all Catholics and people of goodwill,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “The selection of the first Latin American and Jesuit pope is historic and speaks to the universality of the Catholic Church. As a Cardinal, Pope Francis was known for his humility and his work on behalf of the poor and those suffering and in need. I join the Catholic community on Guam and across the world in celebrating this momentous occasion.”