Now that Pope Francis is formally installed, it could help heal the wounds left by the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse crisis.
We ask some local catholic college students what they hope to see in the coming months and years. Some say they want more pro-life work, reaching out to everyone and to make Catholics more unified. They also want to see the formal teachings of the Catholic Church to be better presented to the world. They all agree that it was a little scary to be briefly without a Pope, even though Benedict is still alive.
Several local religious scholars tell us that they think Benedict could still be involved in the church in an advisory capacity.