Pope Francis to Name Nine Brooklyn Priests Monsignors

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Currents News Staff

Pope Francis is granting big honors to nine priests in the Brooklyn Diocese.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced March 2 today that the Holy Father is conferring the title “Chaplain of His Holiness” upon the clergy, it’s an honor that carries the title of Reverend Monsignor.

The priests are:

Monsignor Richard Ahlemeyer

Monsignor Joseph Cunningham

Monsignor Edward Doran

Monsignor Casper Furnari

Monsignor John Gildea

Monsignor John Harrington

Monsignor William Hoppe 

Monsignor Raymond Roden

Monsignor John Vesey

The date for when the honors are bestowed will be announced later.