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South Jersey Priest Learned From Pope Francis

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WOODBURY HEIGHTS, N.J. -

As people cheered the Pope's election in Rome, it sent a wave of excitement through Father Felipe Doldan at "Infant Jesus Parish" in Woodbury Heights New Jersey.

"I  couldn't believe it. I became a little emotional," Doldan said as he covered his face, reliving his reaction.

The excitement stems from the fact that Father Doldan and Pope Francis aren't just bound as

As parishioners walked out of Sunday mass, one man shook Doldan's hand joking, "You got somebody from home in Rome that's great!," he said laughing.

Doldan spends half a year at his South Jersey Parish and the other half at his church in Buenos Aires. That's where the newly elected pontiff would visit once a year during patron festivities.

During the 15-year period Doldan says the then cardinal taught him about showing mercy.

"Be understanding and not to jump to conclusions. Leave aside my preoccupations

and pay attention  to the person."

That focus on people, simplicity and the impoverished are all characteristics

Father Doldan says Pope Francis will need as the church attempts to restore followers faith amidst recent scandal.

"He has promoted a type of mission. A  revival of the diocese. Especially going to those who have abandoned or left behind their practice. "

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