Pittsburgh bishop lays wager with Baltimore counterpart
By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop David Zubik has made a “friendly wager” with his counterpart in Baltimore on the outcome of the Steelers-Ravens playoff game on Saturday.
"In the unlikely event that the Ravens win,” Zubik said in a statement issued today, “I will make a personal donation to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.”
Should Steelers win, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will make a personal donation to Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh.
If the Steelers win, Zubik challenged O’Brien to wear a Steelers jersey and root for them through the Super Bowl.
Zubik has agreed to root for the Ravens and wear their jersey,
“Though I can’t imagine where in the greater Pittsburgh area that I would be able to find a Ravens jersey. Given that I would find it most difficult to don a Ravens jersey, all the more reason for me to ask Steeler fans to pray for a convincing victory,” Zubik said.
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