Statement on Election of Pope Francis

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston are genuinely pleased about the election of Pope Francis I and we offer our prayers, support, and blessings as he assumes the leadership of our Catholic Church. We look forward to working with Pope Francis in continuing to build a Church whose active inclusive love encourages and supports the gifts and wisdom of all of its members. We pray that he will be a courageous advocate for unity and reconciliation, an advocate of the oppressed and marginalized, and an untiring voice for the protection of the dignity and rights of all persons.