Local Groups Travel to See Pope Francis

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DALLAS — Tens of thousands of people are heading to our Nation’s Capitol to see Pope Francis in person. According to a tweet from the University of Dallas, even students are among those on their way to Washington, D.C.

Wednesday marked the first canonization Mass in U.S. history.

“I would’ve loved to see him come here,” Mariah Beck said.

But for all those who are watching from home in the Great State of Texas, this special visit still means a lot.

“I’m a Catholic, so it’s always good. Yeah, come on down, spread the faith and you’re bringing a good vibe and a good Word,” Alejandro Perez said.  “I’ve lived in Mexico, and he’s come down several times to Mexico as well, so it’s just kind of nice he kind of comes down and helps out and makes a presence. That’s always good as a religious leader.”

“It’s the first time the pope is here, we’re so excited because it’s a blessing for the United States, especially for the people that are Catholic,” Martha Lopez added.

If you "missed the bus" to D.C., don’t sweat it! The Cathedral of Guadalupe and Klyde Warren Park are joining forces with Pope in the Park.  The Closing Mass will be on the big screen Sunday.

Now that sounds like a Super Sunday!