With all the excitement surrounding the 76 year old Pope; Catholics in KOTA Territory celebrate the newly elect.
With Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's appointment as the new Pope comes a string of firsts for the Catholic Church. He's the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope ever from the Americas, and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
Father Michel Mulloy says it's exciting to see what Pope Francis will bring to the table as he leads the Catholic Church.
"My hope is that he will be a true servant of the church. My hope is that he will listen to God's voice and the gift of the Holy Spirit that I know has been given to him. And that he will lead the church in the direction we need to go," said Father Mulloy.
Some people were surprised the Pope was chosen so quickly; on just the second day of the conclave. Others say while it's too early to tell what kind of Pope he will be; it's obvious Pope Francis was the clear choice.
"I think it's exciting for the church, I think it means that the Holy Spirit really had his mind made up on who he wanted and the cardinals were willing to listen to that; so I think it's really exciting for the church," said Jackie Kuhn.
"I think definitely to incorporate all the different kinds of Catholics there are that maybe a different nationality, instead of a European pope will help," said Mason Grimshaw.
Father Mulloy says that could be a good sign that all the Cardinals agreed on a Pope in such a short time.