Kentuckians React To Announcement Of Pope Francis

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Updated: 3/14/2013 12:14 am

Catholics came together in Kentucky Wednesday to pray for the Pope at churches across the state, including the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington.

Parishioners’ initial reaction to Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, being named Pope Francis were very positive.

They held a rally and march down parts of Cooper Drive and Tates Creek Road this evening to celebrate the naming of Pope Francis, and then held a mass to pray for him.

“He's going to shape the future of our church,” Father Richard Watson said. “And from the few moments we've seen of Pope Francis out on that balcony we see a very holy and humble man. “

Holy and humble are two words that many people we talked to used to describe Pope Francis.

Tom Shaughnessy said Pope Francis choosing the name he did might stand for more than the beloved saint.

“The fact that he is the first Pope Francis, I think in some ways you could say he's striking in a new direction,” Shaughnessy said.

“The Holy Father is a sign of our unity. And as Catholics we are one with him. So whatever direction he sets, we will follow,” Shaughnessy added.

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