As Pope Francis celebrated his first Sunday as Holy Father, Rochester-area Catholics gathered to pray for his papacy.
YNN's Geoff Redick visited that service and learned more about where Pope Francis might venture as the church's first Jesuit pope.
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The church building on Flower City Park sits idly by on a crisp Sunday afternoon; white and gold bunting over the Sacred Heart doorway is the only outward indication of the new leader local Catholics will follow.
"We have someone whose life has been dedicated to the serving of the Church," says Father Edward Salmon of the new Pope Francis. "He's probably going to be leading us to a deeper care and concern for the marginalized; for those who've been shoved off to the sides. He was very well-known for that simplicity."
But it may be that Pope Francis is now most well-known as the first Jesuit pope.
"Now that we have someone who comes from that Jesuit desire to be of service to the church, it's a great, great gift," says Father Salmon, who serves as president of McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester.
On Sunday, he also presided over the first local Mass celebrating the Jesuit Pope Francis.
The pope had already been well-documented in the first days of his papacy as the cardinal who ministered to former prostitutes, and encouraged the baptism of children born out of wedlock. Speculation has held that Pope Francis will invite more Catholics to reach out in the same manner in their own communities.
Father Edward Salmon says that strong challenge is fitting of a man in the Jesuit Order, which is nicknamed "the Marines of Christ."
"That comes because of the history of our founder St. Ignatius, who was a soldier himself. He kept some of that military approach to things."
"'We're going to go and do it. We're going to do more and we're going to do the best we can," is how Father Salmon characterizes the spirit of Jesuits. "And we're not going to give up even if we have to pay a price for it."
Father Salmon says the new pope was not an "all-star" of the Jesuit Order before being named pope, though Pope Francis is now sure to become a beacon for the Order.
Father Salmon believes Pope Francis will not reform the church through commands or rules, but rather by inviting or challenging every Catholic to do better in their own lives.