Tuesday, June 01, 2004

New Bishop of Patterson, NJ

From The Vatican Information Service:

The Holy Father appointed Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Newark, U.S.A., as bishop of Paterson (area 3,143, population 1,110,607, Catholics 415,082, priests 396, permanent deacons 174, religious 1,042), U.S.A. He succeeds Bishop Frank Joseph Rodimer whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.