The Next Pope: Louisiana Catholics pray for pope
BATON ROUGE- As the 115 cardinals participating in the conclave to elect a new pope entered the Sistine Chapel, Catholics worldwide began to pray.
Father Jamin David knows most believers want the same thing in a pope, but adds anyone looking for radical change may need to keep praying.
"A lot of the social issues that people think are going to change, they haven't changed in the past 2000 years, things like who can be ordained and who can be married in the church, those are time honored traditions and I think whoever is elected pope, that person is going to uphold those same time honored traditions," said Fr. David.
Parishioners at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church said special prayers for each pope in the conclave.
"I want a unifier, I want someone who can bring the 1.2 billion Catholics together," said Diana LeBlanc, who makes rosaries in her spare time.
"I rely on the holy spirit to guide our church, and whatever direction the spirit is to take our faith, I'll stand behind, it's not for me to decide," said Cindy Nicaud.
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