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Bishops’ Bets Pay Off for the Poor

CHICAGO (CNS) — When bishops in the World Series’ home cities placed their wager on the winner of the Fall Classic, it turns out that while only one team could win, poor people in both cities also will win.

Cardinal-designate Blase J. Cupich of Chicago said that, in celebration of the Chicago Cubs ending a 108-year World Series championship drought, he would make good on his end of the bet and provide enough Chicago deep dish pizzas and baked goods to feed more than 100 guests of the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland.

For his part, Bishop Richard G. Lennon of Cleveland said a Cleveland-style meal of pierogi, kielbasa, sauerkraut and green beans would be on its way to feed more than 100 people at the evening supper program for the homeless sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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