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      Central Nebraska Catholics Impressed With New Pope

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      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.

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