Bishop Kopacz meets Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets Bishop Kopacz of Diocese of Jackson, Miss., during meeting with new bishops at VaticanBishop Joseph Kopacz met Pope Francis on Thursday, Sept. 18. The Holy Father received in audience more than 130 newly ordained bishops from around the world. At the audience each bishop was able to spend a few moments with Pope Francis. Cutline — Pope Francis greets Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson, Miss., during a meeting with 138 new bishops from around the world at the Vatican Sept. 18. The pope encouraged bishops to be as vigilant and courageous as sentinels keeping watch over the faith, and as forgiving and patient as Moses. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano)

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