We spoke with another person from the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville who is going to see Pope Francis when he arrives in the U.S. next week.
Lydia Pesina is the Director of the Family Life Office for the Diocese of Brownsville. She is one of dozens of people from the Valley who are traveling to hear the pope speak.
Pesina says she is most excited about hearing Pope Francis share his views and ideas about the quality and importance of family, “For him him to be here in this country, in the United States, knowing that all families face very similar situations across the world, and again in many ways, he’s our Holy Father. To be there, just the presence, along with a million other people, will be an experience of actually being able to say he is praying for us.”
Because the U.S. is so diverse, Pesina is hoping Pope Francis touches on current issues that pertain to this region, like our border crisis.