Latinos welcome pope through national campaign

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Latino Catholics are taking to social media as part of an online campaign in honor of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. Sept. 26-27 as part of the weeklong World Meeting of Families.Pope Latino campaign

“Bienvenido Papa Francisco” launched in early August as a way for Hispanics to share their thoughts and feelings about the papal visit.

“Our goal is to reach every parish, every community, every home with the message of prayer and welcome for Pope Francis,” said Estela Villagrán Manancero, director of Latino Ministry for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and president of the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry. “Everyone is excited about the opportunity to connect in some way with Papa Francisco.”

A number of national Hispanic Catholic organizations are sponsoring the campaign.

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