VIDEO: Local Priest Praises Cardinals’ Choice for Pope

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Father Greg Luyet from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith shares his thoughts on the selection of the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

"Having an American shows the church is a universal body, and having a Latin American where the church is growing very rapidly (shows a lot.)"

Father Luyet said he will take away this from the Holy Father's first homily: "to know Christ, to confess Christ and to always walk in Christ's ways."

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