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Sister Rosa Describes Being in Capitol for Pope's Speech

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Sister Rosa and Sen. Carper outside US Capitol Thursday Sister Rosa and Sen. Carper outside US Capitol Thursday

WILMINGTON, Del. (WBOC) - Sister Rosa Alvarez, of Georgetown, was the guest of Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, at Thursday's speech from Pope Francis to Congress in Washington, D.C. 

She was in the upper level of the House chamber for the pope's speech.

Sister Rosa said it was an experience so incredible she had trouble finding words to describe it.

"It was so so special. I was so delighted to see the pope and hear what he said," she said.

Pope Francis said a lot on many topics. But the most near and dear to Sister Rosa's heart was immigration.

She has been working with the Latin American immigrant population in Sussex County for years. That includes helping to found La Esperanza in Georgetown.

The pope called for a greater understanding for people who come to the US in search of a better life.

"He talked about so many things," she said. "The word compassion came up over and over again - the climate of the Earth, the welcoming of immigrants."

Sister Rosa said she hopes the message the pope brought leads to a change for everyone. 

Pope Francis is seen by many as someone who leads by example. In a statement put out after the speech, Carper described Sister Rosa the exact same way.

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