Saturday, June 02, 2012

Murphy seeking Vatican OK for Latino auxiliary bishop

"Bishop William Murphy said Friday he is seeking Vatican approval for the first Latino auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Rockville Centre to help serve the needs of Long Island's growing Hispanic population. Murphy said he made the request about two months ago, and that he could get an answer before the start of summer, though more likely it will come in the fall. He has submitted the names of three candidates, all from outside the diocese, whom he did not identify. "I would like that very much as a way to solidify the commitment of the church to the Hispanic population and give them at the highest level of our life as church a voice and presence that will confirm them and encourage them," Murphy said in an interview."

This makes a lot of sense considering how many Latinos are on Long Island.   Another Newsday article discusses the growing Latino population the Diocese:

Latino Catholics bring faith, fervor to Church

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