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So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.—2 Thessalonians 2:15

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bishop Watch

Since Bishop (now Archbishop) Gagnon's departure for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg in early January of this year, Catholics of the Diocese have raised prayers for our new shepherd at every Mass during the Universal Prayer. Until Ash Wednesday and Lent, most parish priests offered a Mass for a New Bishop every Thursday.

Other than the unsubstantiated and understandable chit-chat between members of the clergy genuinely eager for a new shepherd, there is nothing to report regarding a bishop for the Diocese of Victoria, BC.

Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, met with Pope Francis yesterday, April 14th, and today was announced the appointment of two bishops.

This blogger will be keeping an eye on the visits of the good Cardinal from Québec to the Holy Father in the hope their (next?) meeting presages the arrival of our new Bishop.

Meanwhile, the administration of the Diocese is in the capable hands of Fr. John Laszczyk, Rector of the Cathedral.

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