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Emily Holtz, right, was in St. Peter's Square when Pope Francis was introduced to the world.

A front row seat to history in the making

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When Emily Holtz first started looking into studying abroad, she wanted to study in Spain. But things didn't work out and so she chose Rome.

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It was a most fortuitous choice, because the Rosemount native, a junior at the University of Notre Dame, has had a front seat to history in the making. Holtz was in St. Peter's Square during the Papal Conclave and personally witnessed the white smoke rise that announced Pope Francis had been selected to lead the Catholic Church.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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