Saturday, March 11, 2006

Archbishop DiNardo addresses his flock

Following the recent resignation of Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza (who had reached the canonically required age for episcopal resignation of 75), Archbishop Danield DiNardo became the leader of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. He had served as a coadjutor bishop in that southeastern Texas archdiocese for approximately two years.

This transfer of pastoral authority in the nation's newest archdiocese was covered in this article in the most recent edition of the Texas Catholic Herald, Galveston-Houston's newspaper.

Archbishop DiNardo also recently addressed the faithful of his archdiocese in this pastoral message.

Excerpt:

In this first article I write to you as Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, I want to express my thanks to all who have sent their greetings and support. I am honored to be chief shepherd here and humbled by the enormity of the task. Please keep me in mind in your private prayer as well as at Mass.

I am deeply grateful to Archbishop Fiorenza for his outstanding Episcopal ministry the past twenty-one years. He has wisely and prudently guided a diocese that grew practically twice in size during his time as Ordinary...

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