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Archbishop Lori: Pope's appointment of two auxiliary bishops for Baltimore 'an early Christmas gift'

Archbishop Lori: Pope's appointment of two auxiliary bishops for Baltimore 'an early Christmas gift'

Archbishop William E. Lori thanked Pope Francis for "an early Christmas gift" Monday as he introduced the two men the pontiff has appointed auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Monsignor Mark E. Brennan, 68, who recently celebrated his 40th year of service to the Archdiocese of Washington, and Monsignor Adam J. Parker, 44, currently the vicar general and moderator of the curia of the Baltimore archdiocese, will assume their new roles at an ordination service in Baltimore next month.

Brennan and Parker will succeed Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, who left in 2014 to become Bishop of Springfield, Mass., and Bishop Denis J. Madden, whose...

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