The news of the election of Pope Francis was received with much enthusiasm and joy by Archbishop Anil Couto along with the priests, nuns and the members of the Delhi Archdiocese on Thursday.
"Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio was not one of the front-runners and therefore his election came as a bit of a surprise. However, I am indeed very happy to hear the news. After not having a Pope for nearly a month, we now have one to lead the Church further," Archbishop Couto said.
Echoing him, Emeritus Archbishop Vincent M Concessao said, "I am particularly happy that the Pope is known to be a personification of humility and simplicity with strong concern for social issues and justice."