St. Cloud Students Watch Pope Announcement on TV

Updated: 03/13/2013 6:37 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Some students at St. Cloud's Cathedral High School got to watch the historic announcement of the new pope from their classroom.
    
Theology teacher Jim Trout turned on the live broadcast Wednesday for his students. Trout says he felt it was important for his students to witness it.
    
More than 20 students watched on TV as Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio was announced as the first pope from the Americas. He will take the name Pope Francis.
    
After the new pope finished the remarks, the class of ninth-graders asked a range of questions from how the pope is chosen to what role the pope plays in Catholicism and the world.
    
The St. Cloud Times reports many students wished the ceremony had been subtitled.
    
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