Into the Deep: Bishop DiMarzio’s First Interview Since Returning From the Vatican

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By Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Having just returned from the Ad Limina visit of the Bishops of Region II to the Holy See, I wish to report to the people of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Our visit included meetings with the Offices of the Holy See and most importantly, our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

Our Holy Father was keenly aware of the individual problems each one of his bishops faces. As we left the meeting, I was amazed that the false accusation made against me was already known to him. Pope Francis thanked me for my work in being the Apostolic Visitator to the Diocese of Buffalo and expressed his hope that the matter presented against me would be cleared up quickly for the good of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

The continuation of Bishop DiMarzio’s column can be found at and in the Nov. 23 printed version of The Tablet.