Pilgrims pleased with new pope

-A A +A
By Arin McKenna

Pilgrims to the Santuario de Chimayo where pleased with the election of Jorge Bergoglio as leader of the Catholic Church. Here are some of their thoughts on Pope Francis.

Maria Sena: "I think he's a great pope. There are a lot of Latinos in the church, and I think with him being Latino he may understand their needs. And he doesn't go for the wealth, like the red shoes and things."

Mika Tari: "I think it's good. It's nice we have someone who's experienced with the working class and from an order that's committed to helping people. It's good to have someone in that position that really wants to focus on disadvantaged people."

Argelina Barraza: "I think he's really open-minded and he seems really kind. I hope he'll change stuff like the sexual abuse. That has got to stop."

Norma Bustillos: "I'm full of hope. I think we'll experience a lot of changes. He's Hispanic. This is the first time, so it's hard to say what will happen, but I think we'll see a lot of changes."

Salvador Salas: "I'm glad to see we finally got one who is not European. I think he'll be a great asset to us Catholics."

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 3 pages per month.

You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday