May 16, 2006

Give D.C. a Wuerl

Pope Benedict on Tuesday named Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, bishop of Pittsburgh, to be the new archbishop of Washington D.C., one of the most prestigious posts in the American Catholic Church, the Vatican said.

Wuerl succeeds Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, 75, who is retiring after five years in the job.

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I'm a fan of Archbishop Wuerl, who I'm sure also has Cardnal McCarrick's blessing in taking over the post. The two speak highly of one another often. Wuerl has been in Pittsburgh for a rather long time. My colleague Gary Silfkey who is the director of young adult ministry has spoken highly of his now, old boss as well.

Blessings on his ministry to the good people of D.C.

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