The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Bismarck, David Kagan says Pope Francis will bring immediate hands-on experience on many social issues, particularly poverty.
"Everyone thinks of St. Francis of Assisi. And throughout his life he was known as the little poor man. And a very joyfully poor man. But he did great work for God and for the Catholic church. And he lived a life of real poverty imitating Jesus," the Bishop said.
The Bishop describes the new Pope as a very holy and humble man...very capable. One of his duties will be appointing a new bishop for the Diocese of Fargo.