Philadelphia auxiliary appointed as Bishop of Harrisburg [CNA]

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 22, 2010 / 10:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday morning, Pope Benedict XVI appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia to become the 10th Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Bishop Joseph Patrick McFadden, 63, will be installed in his new position on August 18 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. His appointment will fill the seat that became vacant in January 2010 when Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades was named Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind.

According to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Bishop McFadden was born in 1947. A Philadelphia native, he played basketball and was valedictorian of his high school class.

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Bishop McFadden was our Pastor for several years before becoming Bishop. He is a very holy man who unfortunately had to make the tough call to close some schools in the Philadelphia area. I think Harrisburg will get a fine shepherd who is not afraid to do what is needed for the good of the diocese.

God Bless Him and his new flock.

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