3 Auxiliary Bishops Named for Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan, JULY 7, 2003 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II appointed three auxiliary bishops for the Detroit Archdiocese. They are:

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— Monsignor Walter Hurley, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Farmington, Michigan. «I’ve always had good health and I certainly have always been a high-energy person,» Monsignor Hurley, 66, told the Detroit Free Press. «But I suspect I may be the oldest auxiliary bishop ever ordained here.» The native Canadian was ordained a priest in 1965.

— Monsignor John M. Quinn, director of the archdiocese’s Department of Education. He was born in 1945 in Detroit and was ordained a priest 1972.

— Father Francis Reiss, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Allen Park, Michigan. He was born in 1940 in Detroit and was ordained a priest 1966.

In announcing the appointments, the archbishop, Cardinal Adam Maida, said the three men were chosen as veterans who had proven «their well-earned reputations as team players,» the Free Press reported.

The Archdiocese of Detroit has 1.46 million in a population of 4.4 million. It has 781 priests, 147 permanent deacons, and 2,341 religious.

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