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tvc.dsj.org | April 16, 2019 IN THE CHURCH 9 Atlanta Archbishop Named New Leader of Washington Archdiocese WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Fran- cis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta as the new arch- bishop of Washington. The appointment was announced April 4 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Gregory, 71, a former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who helped navigate the conference through the clergy sexual abuse crisis in 2002, is the first African American to be named to head the Washington Archdiocese. He succeeds Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis in October, nearly three years after he turned 75, the mandatory retirement age for bishops. Cardinal Wuerl continued as apostolic admin- istrator until his successor was named. The cardinal headed the Washington Archdiocese from 2006 to 2018. Archbishop Gregory will be in- stalled as the seventh archbishop of Washington May 21 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. “I am deeply grateful to Pope Fran- cis for this appointment to serve the Archdiocese of Washington and to work with all of the members of this faith community,” Archbishop Gregory said. “I look forward to encountering and listening to the people of this local church as we address the issues that face us and continue to grow in the love of Christ that sustains us.” Cardinal Wuerl welcomed his suc- cessor’s appointment “with great joy.” “I join all who appreciate his pasto- ral abilities, his intellectual gifts and his leadership qualities,” he said in a statement. “I have known Archbishop Gregory for many years. In working with him on a range of pastoral initia- tives and programs, I have come to recognize how generously he shares his talents and his love for the church.” As the Washington Archdiocese “opens a new chapter and looks to the future,” Cardinal Wuerl added, “we can all, with great confidence and en- thusiasm, welcome our new shepherd.” The archdiocese’s three auxiliaries, Bishops Mario E. Dorsonville, Roy E. Campbell Jr. and Michael W. Fisher, also issued statements expressing their joy and gratitude to the pope for appointing Archbishop Gregory to Washington. “This appointment reflects the Holy Father’s love for our local church, for each one of us, and, especially, for our immigrant families in the archdiocese,” said Bishop Dorsonville. “I have come to know Archbishop Gregory over the past two years and have had the good fortune to work with him as a member of the black Catholic bishops of the United States,” said Bishop Campbell, a Washington auxiliary since 2017. “I look forward to working closely with him in his minis- try of leading and healing all who make up this church and this community.” Bishop Fisher added: “His experi- ence and guidance as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the adoption of the ‘Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People’ will be essential in our church’s continued commitment to healing and accountability. The new archbishop will be shepherding diverse and vibrant parishes with zealous and faith-filled clergy and laity ready to assist him in his ministry.” Draft of New Constitution For Curia Reform Ready For Consultation By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – A draft of the proposed apostolic constitution for reforming and governing the Roman Curia will soon be sent out to leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences, religious orders and some pontifical universities for their observations and suggestions. The draft, which has been approved by Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, will be subjected to this “consultative step” before it is once more amended and then given to the pope for his con- sideration, Alessandro Gisotti, interim director of the Vatican press office, told reporters April 10. The proposed apostolic constitution, provisionally titled “Praedicate Evan- gelium” (“Preach the Gospel”) also will be sent to the synods of the Eastern Catholic churches, the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, the conferences of major superiors of men and women religious and some pontifical universities. They will be asked to send observa- tions and suggestions to the Council of Cardinals so that changes or additions can be made and a final draft be given to Is God calling you to be a Sister? the pope by the end of 2019, Gisotti said. The Council of Cardinals, which has been advising the pope on the reform of the Curia and church governance in general, met at the Vatican April 8-10. The council currently has six mem- bers: Cardinals Pietro Parolin, 64, Vati- can secretary of state; Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, 74; Oscar Rodriguez Mara- diaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 76; Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, 74; Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany, 65; and Giuseppe Bertello, 76, president of the commission governing Vatican City State. Also in attendance were the council’s secretary and adjunct Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2019 Extraordinary Form Liturgies Holy Thursday April 18 9:00 p.m. Sung High Mass Come & See! Weekend Vocation Discernment Retreat April 26-28, 2019 Sr. Lisa Laguna, D. C . srllaguna@doc1633.org 650-949-8890 213-210-9903 Daughters-Of-Charity.com For Single Catholic Women Ages 18-40. secretary: Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano and Bishop Marco Mellino. Gisotti said the members discussed several topics including: how the con- stitution must help the Curia take on a more missionary nature and outlook; the need to strengthen a process of synodality at all levels in the church; the need to have more women in man- agement or leadership positions in the Holy See; and what they should focus on after the apostolic constitution is published as part of their ongoing mandate to advise the pope. The council will meet again on June 25-27. Good Friday April 19 11:45 a.m. Sung Mass of the Presanctified Holy Saturday April 20 11:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Sung High Mass Easter Sunday April 21 9:45 a.m. Low Mass of the Resurrection (I.E.S. Chapel, 1401 Santa Clara Street) 12:30 p.m. Sung High Mass of the Resurrection All liturgies are traditional Latin Masses, and all are celebrated at Five Wounds Church, unless otherwise indicated. 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