Central Nebraska Catholics Impressed With New Pope


In central Nebraska, Catholics join in celebrating the Easter holiday under a new pope.

In Holdrege at All Saints Catholic Church, hundreds gathered to worship together following the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI at the end of January. It's been around 8 years since the last change in leadership.

"It's a celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," said Joyce Zackery, of Holdrege.

Pope Francis is just a few weeks on the job and he's already making an impression on these central Nebraskans.

"He's a little more down to earth I think, with the people," said Zackery.

"I imagine he's shaken some of the more rigid Catholics," said Phyllis Colgan, also from Holdrege.

"He's humble and concerned about the poor. I think he'll be a good witness and a good leader," said Fr. Thomas Lux.