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01/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2018 17:02

Pope Francis Appoints Special Envoy for Anniversary Celebration

The Holy See announced today, January 13, that Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, as his special envoy at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the erection of the Diocese of Scranton, to be observed with a Pontifical Mass on March 4 in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton.

'We are most grateful to our Holy Father for appointing Cardinal Mahony to be his personal envoy for this special celebration, and we are honored that the Cardinal has so graciously accepted this invitation,' said Bishop Joseph C. Bambera. 'This expression of the Pope's pastoral support is another blessing as we mark the founding of our Diocese, and we look forward to welcoming His Eminence Cardinal Mahony to celebrate this historic milestone with us.'