Mount Vernon News
Mount Vernon News
March 16, 2013 5:54 am EDT




  • “It was a great selection. He will be someone the church can relate to. He’s humble man and will relate to common people.” — Lance Spearman, Mount Vernon

  • “I’m very well pleased with the selection. He’s very humble man and I think he’ll serve us well.” — Dorothy Brown, Mount Vernon.

  • “I’m not Catholic but I think he’s a good choice. Maybe a bit older than I’d like to see, but it’s nice to see a Jesuit get in for the first time.” — Tom Lockard, Gambier.

  • “I’m not Catholic and I think they put too much emphasis on the Pope rather than on the Lord himself.” — Herb Spearman, Mount Vernon

  • “From what I’ve read I’ve been very impressed with his lifestyle. He cooks his own breakfast, he carries his own luggage and he even takes a bus for transportation.” — Jim Rousseau, Fredericktown.

  • “I think he’s a humble man and it seems he will be very much a people’s pope. I think he will be wonderful; I’m very excited. And he took St. Francis’s name.” — Karol Arnette, Mount Vernon.

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