Boston, Mass., Nov 9, 2012 / 12:08 pm
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor Robert P. Deeley, current vicar general of Boston and a former official at the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, as an auxiliary bishop for the Boston archdiocese.
Throughout his priesthood Bishop-designate Deeley "has served with a deep and abiding commitment to Christ and the Church," said Cardinal Seán O'Malley, who voiced gratitude to the Pope for the appointment.
"As a pastor, as Judicial Vicar, in his vital work at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, and now as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia he has contributed greatly to the life of the Church, always focused on bringing people closer to God," the cardinal reflected.
The appointment was announced on Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the U.S.