Cardinal-elect to Trinity students: "I am a Pioneer"
Richard Dion, pastor at St. Anthony Parish, talks with Cardinal-designate Gerald Lacroix, who Skyped from Florida with Trinity High School students on Tuesday in Manchester. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Students cheer as Cardinal-designate Gerald Lacroix, skypes from Florida with Trinity High School students, on Tuesday in Manchester. Thomas Roy/Union Leader
Kasie Bourque and Joseph Lamontagne speak about talking with Cardinal-designate Gerald Lacroix, who skyped from Florida with Trinity High School students, on Tuesday in Manchester. Thomas Roy/Union Leader
In fact, the response was so enthusiastic that it loosened the power cord to the projector, causing a momentary loss of the Lacroix video feed. Lacroix obviously enjoyed being back at Trinity, if only in a digital sense.
Next month, Lacroix is scheduled to travel to Rome, where he and 18 others will be formally elevated to cardinal.
"I didn't apply for this job. Believe me, I have enough work," Lacroix said.
If the Catholic church continues in the direction it has under Francis, they could very well see a Pope Gerald one day, said Kasie Bourque, a senior.
Bourque noted that Trinity has a wall in the gymnasium that recognizes students who have gone on to become professional athletes. "To add a cardinal to it is so Trinity," she said.
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