More on the new Patriarch of Venice

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I posted earlier today on the Holy Father’s appointment of Bishop Francesco Moraglia as Patriarch of Venice, an archdiocesan see from which has come three popes in the past 100 years.

The Catholic News Agency┬átoday is running a nice little article about his appointment. The Vatican Radio interview Archbishop Moraglia, who is reported to have said that his mood after being asked to accept the position was “one of trepidation.”

He is being described as similar to Pope Benedict XVI in terms of theology and liturgy. ┬áHe is also reputed to be sensitive to the economic difficulties many families are facing today. He has reportedly said his “deepest hope” was to be “in the midst of the people,” and a “collaborator in the joy of these people.”

I think we will be getting to better know the Patriarch in the weeks and months ahead.

God bless him in his new responsibilities.

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