Bishop's Blog

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

HABEMUS PAPAM! We have a Pope!

The Diocese of Peoria joins with the Church throughout the world in offering thanks to
God for raising up a new shepherd for the Catholic Church. To our chief Pastor, we
pledge our respect, obedience and love. I encourage all Catholics and people of faith to
pray for Pope Francis as he takes up this pastoral office as the Bishop of Rome.

Like all of you, I am hearing from the media that Pope Francis is known for his
simplicity, holiness and charity.

To watch my press conference click here: PRESS CONFERENCE

To see The Catholic Post article click here: ARTICLE

Jorge Mario Bergoglio POPE FRANCIS