Monday, December 13, 2010

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

A Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh on Sunday.Applause continued to break out at every possible opportunity for Pittsburgh's favorite son in the College of Cardinals, including a standing ovation for his homily. Cardinal Wuerl, 70, is a Mount Washington native who was bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh for 18 years before his transfer to Washington, D.C., in 2006. On Nov. 20, Pope Benedict XVI made him a cardinal. Sunday's Mass of Thanksgiving in Oakland was a liturgical welcome home party. "I give thanks to God for the face of Christ I have seen in you," Cardinal Wuerl told a cathedral packed not only with Catholics, but with representatives of other denominations and faiths. The procession was led by three rabbis and included two Orthodox bishops. - Ann Rodgers

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.