Buffalo's Jesuit Church Celebrates First Jesuit Pope

March 13, 2013 Updated Mar 13, 2013 at 6:57 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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March 13, 2013 Updated Mar 13, 2013 at 6:57 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Parishioners at St. Michael's Church in downtown Buffalo were overjoyed to that the man selected to be Pope is a Jesuit.

The church, located on Washington Street, is the only Jesuit Church in the city of Buffalo.

The Jusuit Order is a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work.