ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - March 13, 2014 marksone year since Pope Francis was elected following a two day conclave.
To honor the Pope, St. Frances Cabrini Church held a special mass.
Father Chad Partain toldthe parishioners that the Pope's role is to be the voice of St. Peter to the Church.
"For 2000 years,Christians have turned to the successor of Saint Peter to hear the words ofChrist echoed throughout the ages and it's in the teachings of the Popes thatwe find that echo of Christ for these last 2000 years," said Father ChadPartain.
Father Partain alsosays Pope Francis has shown the Church that Christ can be found in simplicityand poverty - a message the world needs to hear.