The selection of the name Francis shows that the new Pope is a reformer. Ebel said it is unknown what that will mean. The discussion of how the new Pope will affect things locally is expected to arise in small church groups.
"He's kind of an unknown," Ebel said of Francis. In the coming months and years, Ebel predicts that those who do know the new Pope will be busy with interviews and writing their own tales of this man, to give the world a more accurate understanding of who he is.
As for Ebel, these accounts may not be indicative of how Bergoglio will act as Pope. The position and responsibility can change people. It is too early to say what Pope Francis' reign will be like for the Catholic Church and the world.
Pope Francis will be installed on Tuesday. Church organizations around the world have events planned around it, though nothing is planned locally, to Ebel's knowledge.