Pope Benedict has appointed two new auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
The Holy Father has chosen Monsignors Raymond Chappetto and Paul Sanchez as the diocese’s newest auxiliaries.
Bishop-elect Chappetto was ordained to the priesthood in 1971, here in Brooklyn. He has served in many roles, including assignments at parishes throughout the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Previously the Episcopal Vicar for Brooklyn West, he currently serves as pastor at Our Lady of the Snows in Floral Park.
Bishop-elect Sanchez was ordained to the priesthood in 1971 in Rome, by future-Cardinal James Hickey. He too has served at parishes in Brooklyn and Queens–most recently as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, before being named Vicar for Queens North in June of 2008.
Bishop DiMarzio will ordain both men bishops on July 11th at a Mass of Episcopal Ordination at Our Lady of Angels Church in Bay Ridge.
The announcement of their appointments came early this morning on the diocese’s website. The two men later spoke at a news conference at the Diocese’s headquarters here in Windsor Terrace.
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