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Catholics celebrate Pope Francis visit to US

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Students at John Paul II High School are watching the Pope as he makes his way through the U.S. Students at John Paul II High School are watching the Pope as he makes his way through the U.S.
CORPUS CHRISTI -

He's the leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis. His visit to the U.S. was watched by thousands, including the students here at John Paul II High School and Bishop Garriga Middle School. 

"I wish I could be up there seeing him," said Sarah Lee Sang an 8th grader at Bishop Garriga Middle School.

But even through the screen these students are all enjoying the fact they get to share the same soil with the pontiff.

"He represents all of Christians and it just, its nice that he is coming talking to us and showing us that he cares," said Ja Deleon 

The students anxiously watching his every move. Even though he is being treated like a rock star praised by the masses, some are taking in a different message from him.

"It shows how close he is to God because God wants you to be humble no matter how praised you are by people. I think he is really good he is so humble," said Deleon. 
     
The students tell us they hope the Pope's visit brings people closer to their faith.

"The U.S. is in a little bit of struggle in their faith. With a little guidance from the Pope the U.S. can better themselves and learn from the Pope," said Christian McCalister a High School Student at John Paul II High School. 

"It's amazing to witness his joy how he bears Christ with his smile," said Benjamin Nye with the theology department at John Paul II High School. 

They ended the day with a special celebration mass.

"It shows how much our holy father cares about the people of this country. How he wants to know the people?" said Father Patrick Higgins. 

The students are excited and even keeping up with Pope Francis visit on social media. They say they will continue to watch his every move as he makes his way to Philadelphia. 

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