Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Friday, June 01, 2007

New Coadjutor Archbishop!

From the news release on the archdiocese website:

"Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a coadjutor bishop for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, currently Secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome, has been named coadjutor archbishop for the archdiocese, assisting Archbishop Raymond Roussin, SM, who continues as the Archbishop of Vancouver.

Archbishop Roussin welcomed the announcement. "I'm more than pleased to hear this news," he said. "I know Archbishop Miller will be a great help to the Archdiocese of Vancouver considering his background and the richness of his service to the Church."
Born in Ottawa on July 9, 1946, Archbishop Miller joined the Basilian congregation in 1966 and was ordained to the priesthood by Pope Paul VI in 1975. He was appointed titular Archbishop of Vertara and Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education in 2003 by Pope John Paul II.

He is also vice-president of the Pontifical Work of Priestly Vocations, a member of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses and the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, and a consultor to the Congregation for Bishops.

As distinguished from an auxiliary bishop, a coadjutor bishop has the right of succession upon the death or retirement of a diocesan bishop."

Deo Gratias!

*New word for the day:
"coadjutor" --> "
a bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of succession"