Winnipeg Roman Catholics Joined their counterparts around the world to pray for the Cardinals as they choose a new Pope in Rome.
Father Ken Barclay, of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral in downtown Winnipeg, started today's daily Mass by acknowledging it was a special one.
"Today's Mass is a Mass for the new Pope and for the church," he told more than 100 parishioners.
"Today events are taking place in Rome that will effect us all."
Winnipegger Sheldon Fontaine said he is praying for a new Pope who "hopefully is a Canadian.
"It would be good for North America if it was," he added, referring to Cardinal Marc Ouellet.