South Dakota Catholic School Students Write Prayer Cards to Pope Francis

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A group of priests stopped by the Vatican to deliver cards to Pope Francis. Meet Father Jeremiah Boland and Father Shaun Haggerty. They’re part of a larger group of priests who came to Rome to continue their theological studies.

But that’s not all – they’ve also come to deliver a handful of prayer cards to His Holiness, each one handwritten by Catholic school students in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

“As a pastor I’m always really busy and have a lot of responsibilities,” said Father Haggerty, “so it’s so helpful to know that people are praying for you, and I want the Holy Father to know that we are praying for you. It is a tough job, and he’s not alone, and Jesus Christ is with him.”

The group of priests say their trip to the Vatican has already been eye-opening. They hope to bring the spirit of Rome and a papal blessing back to their home communities when they return.