Area Catholics hope for a stable, strong Church under new pope
CRYSTAL LAKE – Standing on the steps of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church after a morning Mass last week, Georgia Kostur said she wants the next pope to keep the church on the path its on.
“It’s a firm church,” said Kostur, of Crystal Lake. “It’s well-established, and it should remain stable.”
The conclave to elect the next pope will begin Tuesday, the Catholic Church announced Friday. Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation in February and left the office at the end of the month.
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