Lima, Peru, Jan 18, 2018 / 15:36 pm
Demetrio Sanchez, a 20-year-old indigenous Peruvian seminarian, is eager to see Pope Francis when he visits Puerto Maldonado on Thursday.
Sanchez is studying to become a priest serving Peru's outlying indigenous communities.
"I want to be a priest. That's why I came here to Puerto Maldonado to have an experience of how the priestly vocation is lived out, and to see if I could go on to be a priest, since right now there are no priests [in my village]. That's why I want to become a priest," Sanchez told ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish language sister agency.
Since he began his formation "my life has changed a lot," Sanchez added.