On Epiphany, pope ordains US, Polish priests as archbishops

Catholic News Service

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the feast of the Epiphany, Pope Benedict XVI ordained two new bishops: U.S. Archbishop Charles J. Brown, a longtime official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who is the new nuncio to Ireland; and Polish Archbishop Marek Solczynski, the new nuncio to Georgia and Armenia.

The two men swore their fidelity to the Gospel and to the church and laid prostrate on an ornate rug on the floor of St. Peter’s Basilica as the Litany of Saints was chanted. Then they knelt before Pope Benedict, who laid his hands on their heads and ordained them bishops.

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