pope should visit goa for 2014 exposition says fr savio baretto

01-04-2013 … With more than a year left for the 2014 exposition of the relics of st francis Xavier to begin at old goa in the state of goa, roman Catholics in goa and around the country could get a glimpse if possible of watching closely the newly elected roman catholic pope francis during the 2014 exposition of st francis Xavier at old goa according to rector of basilica of bom jesus fr savio baretto ….

The Jesuit society in goa has been upbeat and excited after Jorge Mario Bergoglio who is the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas, and the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere who was on 13 March 2013 elected at the papal conclave as the new pope Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, on 13 March 2013 and are feeling that pope francis should visit goa during the 2014 exposition of the relics of st Francis Xavier next year….

Speaking to goanreporter rector of basilica of bom jesus fr savio baretto said that he as a member of the Jesuit society in goa was happy to know that a Jesuit who is a follower of st Francis Xavier has been chosen to lead the roman Catholics in the world and since 2014 exposition is coming closer and closer he felt that pope Francis should visit India specially goa during the 2014 exposition next year

Fr baretto said that a request should also come from the people in and around the country for pope francis visit to goa and in that line many people have also shared their feeling with me even with phone calls asking me as why we don’t call the pope for the 2014 exposition

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