It seems like yesterday when I watched you on TV in a sixth grade classroom. The white smoke rose and you greeted your flock out on a balcony. The great joy we seen on your face, we knew Jesus' Vicar on Earth would follow in His footsteps.
You gave me great joy and comfort. You re-affirmed life and its sanctity. You re-affirmed "Witness to Hope". You make me proud to be a Catholic and want to do my best to follow in Christs footsteps.
Thank you Dear Holy Father for religious reverance once again.
Thank you for saying "Be Not Afraid".
A very tearful "Viva la Papa"!