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Eight New Deacons Ordained for Archdiocese

Cardinal Dolan used two words to describe the feelings the eight men the Holy Spirit had chosen for ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacon might have been experiencing Saturday morning as they prepared to prostrate themselves before the altar at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the Litany of Supplication. His words: “awe” and “intimidation.”

Christians Under Siege in the Middle East

Msgr. John E. Kozar was part of a delegation led by Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Eastern Churches, which visited Iraq May 1-5 to convey Pope Francis’ loving concern and his blessing for the displaced Christian population there and for Church personnel working among them. Then Msgr. Kozar traveled to Egypt May 6-12 on behalf of CNEWA to show solidarity and support to the beleaguered Christian community there.