In their own words: Arizonans talk about Pope Francis

Mary and Roy Berger are part-time residents of Arizona who said they did not want to miss the opportunity to see Pope Francis while he was in the U.S. (Photo by Elizabeth Blackburn/Cronkite News)

WASHINGTON – Among the tens of thousands who descended on Washington for the first stop on Pope Francis’ three-city U.S. tour this week were a number of Arizona residents and former residents. Some came for a cause, some came for their faith, some came just to be in the presence of the pope.