Talk About Timing: Group from Gardner-Webb in Rome When New Pope Was Revealed
When Dr. Nancy Bottoms planned a spring break trip last year to Italy for a group from Gardner-Webb University, she had no idea they would be in Rome during the significant and historic naming of a new Papal (Pope) for the Catholic Church. Members of the group from Gardner-Webb were among thousands of spectators from all over the world who gathered at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s square when the final vote was announced and Pope Francis of Argentina was elected. “We could not have predicted that a pope would resign or have inside information on when the conclave of cardinals would begin, nor did we know which vote would end in election,” said Bottoms, assistant professor in the School of Performing and Visual Arts.
Allison Drennan, Brett and Heather Wyatt, Caitlin Pinkerton, David Dunham, Dr. Nancy Bottoms, Gina Santos, GWU Office of International Programs, Hannah Mayfield, Janice Smith, Jennifer Willis, Joanne Bolet-Cafaro, Kaye Schenck, Pam Darrow, Paula Casper, Rebecca Ennis, Stephanie Haylock, Steven Calabrese, Vatican's St. Peter's square
Office of University Communications, "Talk About Timing: Group from Gardner-Webb in Rome When New Pope Was Revealed" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1696.