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What Pope Francis Has Been Doing, Part I

Today, I would like to write about two different things that Pope Francis has done this week.  The first happened today.  At noon Rome time, Pope Francis named Bishop Salvatore R. Matano as the ninth Bishop of Rochester.  I was able to watch the news conference via the Internet on the Catholic Courier website.

He comes to us from Burlington, VT where he served as bishop since 2005.  Watching the news conference, I see him as a humble man, centered on doing God’s Will.  He said he comes with no agenda but one of his priorities will be to “bring people back to Mass” and his strategic plan is “the Gospel of Jesus Christ”.

I think we have a positive future with Bishop Matano.

To find out more check out.

Several stories at www.catholiccourier.com

Bishop Matano’s biography

Catholic News.com news story on the appointment.

See my next blog for what else Pope Francis has been up to this week.

Peace,

Fr. Jeff

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