Pope Francis Named
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Bishop Campbell has issued the following statement regarding the election of Pope Francis I:
“The Diocese of Columbus joins with all Catholics worldwide in joyful celebration at the election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio as His Holiness Pope Francis I.
We are confident his leadership and faith will provide us, as his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, before him, with a deeper understanding of Christ’s eternal presence and serve as an example and constant reminder for us to follow in the Lord’s footsteps.
The clergy, religious, and faithful of the Diocese of Columbus earnestly pray the new Pope will be blessed by the Holy Spirit with wisdom, fortitude, and courage at he assumes his responsibilities over his flock as leader of the Catholic Church.”