Local clergy excited for new pope
VATICAN CITY — The world has a new pope, and the effects are being felt all the way from the Vatican to the Gogebic Range.
The general emotion felt by local priests is excitement at the announcement of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio being elected pope Wednesday afternoon. He is from Buenos Aires and will be known as Pope Francis I.
“I am very excited about this,” the Rev. Frank Kordek, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hurley, said. “He is a man who lives simply, living in an apartment, taking the bus to work and cooking his own meals. He chose the name Francis, the first...