Bemidji resident sees conclave up close
By JOe Froemming / Bemidji Pioneer - ROME – With the announcement of Pope Francis Wednesday, Bemidji resident John Thavis is in Rome as an on-air commentator for ABC News during the conclave.
“Wow. The first Jesuit pope. The first Latin American pope. The first pope to choose the name Francis,” Thavis wrote Wednesday on a blog in reaction to the new pope.
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