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Habemus Episcopum novum!

It is with great joy that I forward along the news that the Diocese of Manchester has a new Bishop!  Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Peter A. Libasci, auxiliary of the diocese of Rockville Centre as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Manchester.  He will be installed at the Cathedral in Manchester on December 8th, succeeding Bishop John McCormack who will retire after reaching the age limit.  A few useful links:

The priest who made this announcement at Mass this morning had tears welling up in his eyes.  It is my fervent hope that those who have stayed away from the Church in protest of Bishop McCormack (and I have at this time no interest in debating the validity of that stance one way or the other) will give our new Bishop a fair chance to be a shepherd to all his sheep.  I pray they let the healing begin that, as Christ prayed, we may be one as he and the Father are one. (John 17:21)


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  • Gen X Revert September 19, 2011, 7:46 pm

    I think New Hampshire will be very happy with our Bishop Libasci – he is genuine good guy from what I know of him.

  • frival September 19, 2011, 9:13 pm

    I’m so glad to hear from someone closer to him, and particularly to hear good things. You actually were the first person I thought of when I heard our new Bishop hails from Rockville Center. He’s already promised to root for the Red Sox so he must be a good guy. 😉

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