Monther Harb, owner of the Arab Echo News had been watching all of the events of the manhunt in Boston unfold, praying that the culprit(s) would not turn out to be Muslim.
Among the tens of thousands standing in the rain in St. Peter's Square for the first glimpse of the new pope was Father Timothy Byerley from the Diocese of Camden.
Most Reverend John J. Myers, the archbishop of Newark, was surprised by the selection of Pope Francis but believes he will serve the world's Catholics well.
Monsignor William Benwell says the new pope reminds him of John XXIII.
Newly installed as the Bishop of the Diocese of Camden, Bishop Dennis Sullivan says his first reaction to the Pope's announcement was to get confirmation that his new post was actually his.