Palm Sunday Draws Big Crowd At Holy Name Cathedral

CHICAGO (CBS) — Palm Sunday and the recent election of a new pope meant standing room only at Holy Name Cathedral reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

Palm Sunday Draws Big Crowd At Holy Name Cathedral

Frances Cardinal George greeted each and every parishioner, and says he has gotten a chance to rest up since he came back from Rome. He says he’s pleased with the choice they made, saying they needed someone humble with a lot of vigor.

“Well the style is certainly a very humble style, but very clear and very simple and straightforward and that is refreshing,” said George. “What I am hearing is that Catholics are pretty happy with it but we will see. There are a few hard decisions coming along.”

Those attending Sunday’s service say there seems to be renewed interest in the church.

“Everybody is trying to get acknowledgement that we have a new pope now. This brought out the numbers,” said one parishioner.

For many it was there first time visiting Holy Name, but say they’ll make it a part of every visit to the city.

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