The Chicago Cubs may have won the World Series 13 days ago, but people are still celebrating their victory. And now those people celebrating can count one more among their numbers: Pope Francis.
— Archbishop Cupich (@ArchbishopBlase) November 15, 2016
I can’t be the only person who wants to see the Pope put that hat on, right?
The person who brought him that hat and totally awesome signed baseball is Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, who is Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Archbishop Cupich was very involved in supporting the Cubs during the postseason, so it’s only fitting that he should bring the Pope the spoils of victory. Archbishop Cupich even entered into a friendly World Series bet with Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland. If the Cleveland Indians won, Archbishop Cupich would donate and serve Chicago deep-dish pizza to 100 guests at the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland, a drop-in center for the needy. If the Cubs won, Bishop Lennon would donate and serve a Cleveland-style feast (including pierogi, kielbasa, sauerkraut and green beans) to 100 guests at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s evening supper program.
Archbishop Cupich had some mild reservations about the bet.
— Archbishop Cupich (@ArchbishopBlase) October 27, 2016
When the Cubs were down 3-1, I’m guessing his heart was pounding just a little bit. But when they won, he had the perfect reaction.
An eternity of waiting is over, thank heaven for our Cubs #GoCubs
— Archbishop Cupich (@ArchbishopBlase) October 23, 2016
Bishop Lennon, of course, made good on the bet.
— Archdiocese Chicago (@archchicago) November 7, 2016
But since it was for a good cause, Archbishop Cupich also donated and delivered food in Cleveland. So everyone wins! Including the Pope, who now has a hat and a signed baseball. He’ll definitely be ready when baseball season comes around again.
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