Notre Dame celebrates new pope with special mass

Prayers for Pope Francis are being said around the world, including close to home.

A special mass was held at Notre Dame's Basilica. Although it's spring break on campus a small crowd gathered for the special mass.

A select prayer reserved for the Pope was read.

President Emeritus Father Monk Malloy gave a homily.

He says just like any person, Pope Francis is asking for prayers in his next journey as a leader of the world.

“One of the things I would say from my own leadership is that you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with,” says Malloy.

The last time a special prayer for the pope was read was for Pope Benedict when his name was announced.

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