Pope promotes two Philadelphia clergy

    One will be new Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop, the other Bishop of Harrisburg

    Pope Benedict XVI has named two Philadelphia area clergy to new posts.

    The Pope has named Monsignor Michael Fitzgerald as an auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia.

    Fitzgerald worked as a civil lawyer before entering the Seminary. He has been the judicial vicar of the Metropolitan Tribunal of Philadelphia, which deals with legal issues such as anulling marriages.

    “Basically anything that has to do with Canon law which is the working law of the church that governs the sacraments, parish life, all of those things, so there’s questions of interpretation and of course in areas of parish re-structuring there are temporal goods we talk about what happens with assets.”

    The Pope has also promoted Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop Joseph McFadden to be Bishop of Harrisburg.

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