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Published: Wednesday, March 13 2013 10:25 p.m. MDT

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Albert Maslar CPA (Retired)
Absecon, NJ

For the church and the world, the new pope hopefully marks a new beginning anchored in humility and help for the poor, that will turn the US and the world away from modern deadly non-religion and secularism of the new social order that despises the "Thou shalt nots."

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

May God bless the leader of his church, Pope Francis!

cjb
Bountiful, UT

I think I like this Pope. I like his humble attitude.
After becoming Pope, he insisted on riding on
the bus with the cardinals rather than take the
pope mobile. As a cardinal, he could have had
very expensive living quarters and a chauffeur,
but he drove himself and had a humble
apartment.

He asked people to pray for him, as a non Catholic
I am. I am praying he will feel inspired to allow
priests and nuns to marry. On have read where
this restriction is a source of emptyness and
suffering for many priests. I feel for these
priests and would like to see this restriction
removed.

David in CA
Livermore, CA

Good Luck to Pope Francis.

God Bless...

ken12s
North Salt Lake, UT

I hope the new Pope lives up to expectations? But he is "Old School" so it will probably be a case of new Pope same church.

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