Catholics are hearing the message and agreeing.
“I think more should be done to help the poor,” Thomas said.
Czapla said he had never seen a pope use a handkerchief in public until Francis.
“And yet he knows who and what he is — the vicar of Christ and the successor of St. Peter and he takes that job very seriously,” Czapla said.
The Catholic faith represents a 2,000-year tradition, he said.
“He just wants us all to take it seriously,” Czapla said.