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Pope Names Three New Jersey Priests as Auxiliary Bishops of Archdiocese of Newark

One Is Abbot President of the American Cassinese Benedictine Congregation

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Pope Francis has appointed three New Jersey priests as Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Newark.

According to the resignations and appointments section of the Holy See Press Office’s ordinary bulletin today, Feb. 27, the Holy Father named Msgr. Gregory Studerus, Benedictine Father Elias Lorenzo and Father Michael Saporito to the new roles.

Bishop-designate Studerus, already clergy of the same Archdiocese, until now has been serving as Episcopal Vicar of the Hudson County and Parish Priest of the Saint Joseph of the Palisades Parish in West New York.

Likewise, Bishop-designate Saporito already serves the archdiocese, and has been serving as parish priest of Saint Helen Parish in Westfield.

Bishop-designate Lorenzo, abbot president of the American Cassinese Benedictine Congregation, is a monk of St. Mary’s Abbey in Morristown, New Jersey.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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