Locals Respond to Catholic Church's New Leadership
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics now have a leader.
Pope Francis is the first pope chosen from the Americas and the first outside of Europe in more than 1,000 years.
A brand new pope means changes are on the way.
"Change is always good, but it also creates a moment of instability,” said Father Kenneth, Catholic Priest.
While nothing in the faith changes, Catholics do expect to see some other adjustments with the new leadership.
"He will affect the leadership of the church. The difference here is we have a leader from a new world, from the Americas, it will affect the leadership in the sense that they will expand their vision of what the world is,” said Father Kenneth.
Pope Francis is the first Latin American which gives many a reason to celebrate.
“I'm glad he's experienced and well educated in his later age,” said Leonard Gobrogge, Excited about new Pope.
"I think it's wonderful. It's great he is from Argentina. It's great for the Catholic people,” said Rose Palpa, Looking forward to future.
"I think it's interesting he's from South America and a Jesuit. We'll see what happens,” said Marla Deklotz, Interested in new Pope.
A monumental day, uniting Catholics from all around the world.
Apparently, the new pope chose the name since Saint Francis was a person of great peace and love.