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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Some of the nearly 230,000 Catholics in the Capital City are thrilled about the newly elected Pope Francis.
Father Miles Walsh and some of his Our Lady of Mercy Parishioners gathered to watch Pope Francis address the Catholic world for the first time.
thought it was time for a Latin American pope because 500 million of the 1.2
billion Catholics live in Latin America...from Mexico on down. So I personally
think it's a wonderful selection," said Father Walsh.
Father Walsh says this is the sixth Pope of his lifetime, but he
says this pope brings a lot of firsts to the papacy: he's the first Jesuit
elected, the first pope named "Francis" and the first pope from the Americas.
it was time for a Latin American pope because 500 million of the 1.2 billion
Catholics live in Latin America...from Mexico on down. So I personally think
it's a wonderful selection" said Father Walsh.
Many area Catholics
hope pope Francis's connection to the vibrant, Catholic culture of South America
will help change the direction of the church as a whole.
"I would just like to
see Catholics come home...even the Catholics that attend church on Sunday to
draw closer to our doctrine," said Donna Hall.
Some say Pope Francis
starting his papacy right now is a great way to inspire Christians to go back
to the basics of their faith.
"It's a very
prayerful, penitential time...I can't think of a more perfect time to have
announced pope. It's one week before palm Sunday, and to me it's just a very
holy time," said Cristal Corbett Hebert.
"A conclave is really
a time when the whole church is called to prayer," said Father Walsh. "I think people felt that
very, very strongly this time so there's a profound emotion...in seeing how God