Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spanish TV anchors reflect on 'Papa Francisco'

Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio's election 'dream come true' for Hispanics
EWTN Spanish TV anchors Enrique Elias and Alejandro Bermudez discuss their excitement over Pope Francis.
(Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.)
During the 2013 papal conclave, many pilgrims in St. Peter's Square peered up at a very odd sight: dozens of mushroom-shaped tents pitched on the tops of buildings that surround the Vatican.

The Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) has one of these bright, open-air TV studios for their Spanish TV anchors.
Cardinal Bergoglio's election "was an absolute surprise. Our cameraman made that very clear: 'Your face was in awe,'" recalled EWTN Spanish anchor Alejandro Bermudez. 
Bermudez's mother tongue gave him an advantage; he was not confused by the "Habemus Papam" announcement of the new Pope's name. The TV anchor immediately knew by Cardinal Bergoglio's first two names, Jorge Mario, that the cardinals had voted for "Papa Francisco." 
"It's just a dream come true for Latin American people, and for Spanish speakers," reflected Enrique Elias, fellow EWTN Spanish anchor.  
"I started to think: the Holy Spirit has no limit to His creativity," he commented.
See full article at The B.C. Catholic website.

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