Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Bishop Andrew Bellisario of the Diocese of Juneau traveled to Rome this fall where he met Pope Francis for the first time.
He said on Action Line that the conversation was very brief, about a minute. "He mentioned where I was from and he said, 'Oh, Juneau,' and he knew about us. I really felt in so many ways as I was standing there with him for that brief moment that all of the people of Southeast Alaska were with me at that time and wasn't just something for me."
The bishop added that its something he'll never forget.
Bishop Bellasario underwent training for first time bishops during his visit.