September 21, 2015
By Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit
MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — A Catholic servant of the poor from Minnesota whom some consider a living saint will have a private audience with Pope Francis in Washington Sept. 24.
Mary Jo Copeland, 73, who founded Sharing and Caring Hands in 1985, will meet the pontiff in person, along with her husband, Dick, and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Her voice cracked with emotion several times as she tried to describe what this meeting means to her and her ministry to the poor.