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Happening now what is being called -- Francis -- fact Catholic leaders say Pope Francis is bringing the faithful back to the pews.
This says the pontiff marks his first 100 days.
At the seat of saint -- Amy Kellogg live from London any.
Hi John well everything at this point is anecdotal but everyone does seem to be talking about the -- -- -- And John it's not just people going back to church it's.
Things like more people going to confessions for some reason and even reports of lots of little Italian babies being named Francisco.
Which is Italian for Francis now from the very be getting.
The new Pope was widely admired for his.
Outreach to the -- and his desire to help the -- but it really has been his mingling style his.
His personal touch that has tapped his popularity.
And this image really says a lot about the style of Pope Francis this was Easter Sunday when he reached out of his Jeep and cradled and hugged Dominick on -- an American boy.
With cerebral palsy the new Pope has been known also to pluck people from the crowds.
And give them a spin on his Pope mobile which he did for a boy with Down syndrome just yesterday.
It's very rare expert to see -- -- to and it took a lot and kiss people weren't able to get up and see him so I do think -- he's reaching out to a group of people that need him the most.
On Good Friday Pope Francis washed the feet of prisoners including women and -- -- And that was also more than just a photo op but at a message of inclusion in an indication that this Pope is trying to.
Bless a large cross section of people.
I would like all of us pretty food be like Francis.
Reaching out reaching out to people with a lot of people out there.
Catholics who don't feel as a place for them in the church anymore.
That's the perception there is a place for them but their perception is that there's enough.
-- is reaching out -- come home.
And I think we -- -- we need to do the same.
Now of course John there's a papal audience every Wednesday at the Vatican and -- -- Francis has been drawing crowds of 100000 people which.
Which is a big deal because prior to his installation.
Those audiences used to -- 30000 people or satellite.
And this is exciting news to two Catholics who would like to see more people coming back to the church.
Because there was a pew research poll done last year that showed.
That Catholic Church attendance in the United States was -- -- a low like decades long low of just 24% going once a week so I think a lot of people are hoping.
That at some point we will have some statistics to show that Francis is in fact bringing people back to church on Sundays John.
Amy Kellogg joining us from London Amy thank you.
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