Omaha's Latino Community Celebrates Pope Announcement
Omaha, NE - Father Jose Mendoza of Our Lady Guadalupe Church says this decision came as a complete surprise.
Father Mendoza has been at Our Lady Guadalupe for the last five years spreading the message of peace and prosperity.
The news is quickly spreading through the Latino community in Omaha. Many people there are overjoyed.
Mendoza says the new pope-elect is historic for Latin Americans. He says now is the time for Latin America.
Others in the community say they feel proud and privileged. Students at Assumption Guadalupe even watched the ceremony.
They say it's inspiring.