Utah Catholics react to appointment of pastoral Pope Francis

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  • ken12s North Salt Lake, UT
    March 14, 2013 6:36 p.m.

    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.

  • David in CA Livermore, CA
    March 14, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    Good Luck to Pope Francis.

    God Bless...

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 14, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    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

    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

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 14, 2013 9:02 a.m.

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

  • Albert Maslar CPA (Retired) Absecon, NJ
    March 14, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    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."