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by Father Meinrad Miller, O.S.B.
1) Tuesday's Bishop appointments for the United States:
- On Tuesday, May 16, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Donald
Wuerl of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., as metropolitan archbishop of Washington
5,447, population 2,630,894, Catholics 578,796, priests 1,166,
deacons 187, religious 1,677), U.S.A.
-Also on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, the Apostolic Nuncio announced the
appointment of Bishop J. Peter Sartain (pronounced Sarą-tin) as the
Bishop of Joliet.
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
accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
Bishop Sartain was born on June 6, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee. On July
1978 he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Memphis. He
appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock on January 4, 2000
ordained on March 6, 2000.
In addition to his pastoral experience as a parochial vicar and as a
Bishop Sartain also has considerable administrative experience, having
served as Director of Vocations, Chancellor, Moderator of the Curia,
for Clergy, and Vicar General. He currently is a member of the
Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops, as well as the Chair of the USCCB Committee on the Home
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