Congressman Langevin Witnesses Investiture of Pope Francis

Mar 19, 2013

Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin was among the 200,000 people who thronged Vatican City Tuesday for the installation mass of Pope Francis. The Catholic congressman called it one of the most meaningful and spiritual experiences of his life.

Langevin was part of a congressional delegation that represented the United States at the investiture of Pope Francis.  The Rhode Island democrat says he was thrilled and honored to be there.

Congressman Jim Langevin witnessed the induction of Pope Francis
Credit Congressman Jim Langevin's Office

“It was a combination of being majestic and spiritual and humbling all at the same time,” says Langevin. “The majesty of the ceremony came through as well as the humble nature of Pope Francis who I think is being very well received and I think the College of Cardinals have chosen wisely.”

Langevin says he hopes the new pope will be a transformative figure who will give women a greater role in the church and bring the church into the 21st century.

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