Bishop blesses Arkansans going to see Pope Francis

Malea Hargett

Anita and Paul Urban of Jacksonville (foreground) and other pilgrims traveling to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia next week listen to Bishop Anthony B. Taylor give a reflection Sept. 12 at St. John Center in Little Rock on what a pilgrim is and does. About two dozen travelers from around the diocese came for the short ceremony. He encouraged participants to make a confession before their pilgrimage and make sure to pray and sing “religious campfire songs” on the bus to stay in a prayerful state. He reminded the participants that they should not be “tourists” while in Philadelphia. “A pilgrimage is a journey with the Lord,” he said.

Malea Hargett

Malea Hargett has guided the diocesan newspaper as editor since 1994. She finds strength in her faith through attending Walking with Purpose Bible studies at Christ the King Church in Little Rock.

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