Chicago, Cleveland bishops feed hungry with World Series bet

Blase Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago. (Associated Press)
Blase Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago. (Associated Press)

CHICAGO (AP) – Hundreds of poor people will be treated to dinner thanks to a World Series wager between Catholic bishops in Cleveland and Chicago.

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich and Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon bet on the series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.

Cupich pledged that if the Cubs lost, he’d send Chicago-style pizzas to Cleveland to feed more than 100 guests at the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center.

Lennon said if the Indians lost he’d send a Cleveland-style feast of pierogi and kielbasa to feed more than 100 homeless people.

After the Cubs won, the bishops decided they’d both pay up.

Cupich says both teams put in a great effort. He says “Our city is celebrating with our Cubs, and we want to include our friends in Cleveland.”

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