|Gering priest optimistic for new Pope|
|March 21, 2013 Jerry Purvis|
Courtesy Photo - Fr. Gerald Harr, priest at Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering, celebrated his 50th year in the priesthood last year.
A number of “records” were set in recent weeks as the Catholic Church’s Conclave of Cardinals elevated Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the 266th Bishop of Rome, the Pontiff of the Catholic Church.
For one, the new Pontiff succeeds Benedict XVI, the first Pope to step down in the past 600 years. Also, this is the first time in more than 1,000 years that a Pope has been selected from a location other than Europe. The n...
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