Peoria Public Radio Staff
Radio Information Service Director
Mon February 11, 2013
Springfield's bishop reacts to papal announcement
In the wake of Pope Benedict XVI's announcement of his resignation, Springfield’s Bishop says the next pope should be a "thinker" who can reach out to other religions and non-believers. Bishop Thomas John Paprocki says Benedict excelled at that.
"He always cherished that role of being an intellectual and a theologian. And I have a sneaking suspicion that even in retirement he may continue to do that. He loves to write, he loves to play the piano, and he'll have a lot more time to do both now." -Bishop Thomas Paprocki