Yakima Bishop Releases Statement on Pope Francis

A quote from Yakima Bishop Joseph J. Tyson regarding the election of Pope Francis this morning.

"We should all be extremely grateful to the Cardinals for their careful discernment,” said Tyson.

“The election of Pope Francis the First from Argentina is hugely significant for the Church in the Americas and our chance to make a gift of our faith from the Americas to the global church,” said Bishop Tyson, “Needless to say this is also so significant for us in the Yakima Diocese given that the majority of our parishioners are Hispanic. It's a great day for the Church and a great moment for all of us, regardless of our background, to renew the Church under the patronage of Saint Francis.”