Local reaction to new pope|
The new leader of the Catholic Church is a first - the first pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit and the first named Francis. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio the archbishop of Buenos Aires was chosen by the conclave yesterday. A Roman Catholic Bishop in Nebraska says the new Pope brings a lot of special qualities to the high office. Bishop James Conley of the Lincoln Diocese praises Pope Francis. Conley held a press conference yesterday afternoon in Lincoln before holding a mass to pray for the new leader of the Catholic Church.