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Argentinians travel to Vatican but hope to see Pope Francis in their homeland


Pope Francis is the first Latin-American and Argentinian pope. As Peter’s successor, he has travelled through most of the continent, but not to his native land. His fellow countrymen remain hopeful that they will see him in Argentinian territory.

JORGE CESPEDES
Argentinian
“We hope he goes. We hope he goes. We are waiting for him everywhere with open arms. He’s gone to Brazil, the closest he’s been. We hope he will be with us at the end of the year or next year.”

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Argentinian
“I think everything has its time. He has his commitments at the Vatican, his personal commitments, and commitments to the whole world. I think that he’ll do it sooner or later.”

In the meantime, they travel to Rome to participate in the pope’s activities and to pray for the situation in Argentina.

JORGE CESPEDES
Argentinian
“It touched our hearts. It made me tear up. The first time was like being in a fantasy. My first time in Europe has been incredible. It feels incredible.”

They also take advantage of being in Christianity’s heart to pray for their country.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Argentinian
“Right now we are going through a pretty difficult time. We ask for peace, tranquility, and faith to keep moving forward.”

They go home feeling hopeful, full of energy and faith that they will soon see Pope Francis in Argentina.