Tuesday, May 16, 2006

McCarrick's out, Wuerl's in


VATICAN CITY, MAY 16, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

- Appointed Bishop Donald W. Wuerl of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., as metropolitan archbishop of Washington (area 5,447, population 2,630,894, Catholics 578,796, priests 1,166, permanent deacons 187, religious 1,677), U.S.A. The archbishop-elect was born in Pittsburgh in 1940, he was ordained a priest in 1966 and consecrated a bishop in 1986. He succeeds Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

After all the speculation and false starts when it came to Bishop Wuerl moving on up the ladder from Pittsburgh, he finally goes to replace the beloved (in some circles) Theodore.

I'm sure Rocco's all over this.

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