Local Catholics reflect on conclave’s upcoming decision

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by Karma Dickerson

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 12:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As Vatican City sleeps, a group of Louisville Catholics reflect on the decision that the entire world awaits.

Louisville Young Catholics meet monthly to talk about a number of religious issues. However, tonight the papal conclave is one of the main things on people's minds.  They pray that when white smoke rises, signifying the election of a new pope, the man chosen will be the right one to lead Catholics of all ages.

Archbishop Kurtz, the night's guest speaker, predicts a new pope will be chosen by Friday. He's looking for a man who can apply timeless values towards a modern world.

Many, including the Archbishop, agreed with ABC news commentator Father James Martin, that the new pope must be able to effectively handle what some see as the elephant in the room for the modern Catholic church, the sex abuse scandals.
 

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