There's renewed optimism about the Catholic Church thanks to Pope Francis. That's the consensus in the latest FOX News Poll.
FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:
Catholics worldwide are celebrating Pope Francis of Argentina. And according to the latest FOX News Poll, American voters are encouraged.
(Blanton) "76% say Pope Francis makes them feel better about the future of the Catholic Church."
The FOX News Poll's Dana Blanton says that number goes even higher, to 79% among practicing Catholics.
As for Pope Francis being the first from outside Europe in 1,200 years? 49% of voters, according to the FOX Poll, think it also represents big change coming to the Church, while 43% don't think it's a big deal at all.
Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.