Statement of Cardinal Donald Wuerl on the Appointment of Bishop Edward J. Burns as Bishop of Dallas

December 13, 2016

“It is indeed a joy to hear that our Holy Father Pope Francis has entrusted the Church of Dallas to Juneau Bishop Edward Burns. From his time in Pittsburgh as a priest, as rector of Saint Paul’s Seminary, and then also in his service at the U.S. Conference of Bishops where he worked on vocations and priestly formation, I have seen the great pastoral care and spiritual leadership with which Bishop Burns has faithfully served the Church.. The Diocese of Dallas is blessed to be gaining an extraordinary shepherd, and he brings with him our prayers for his pastoral ministry.”

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