Rome, Italy, Mar 30, 2022 / 05:53 am
The Vatican has appointed Connecticut priest Msgr. Thomas W. Powers as the next rector of the Pontifical North American College seminary (NAC) in Rome.
Powers, a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was formerly a student of the NAC, graduating in 1997.
He also lived at the seminary for almost 10 years while serving in the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops from 2005 to 2015. He was also an adjunct spiritual director for NAC seminarians during that time.
Powers’ term will begin on July 1, when he succeeds the seminary’s current rector, Father Peter Harman, the NAC announced on March 30.