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Pope Names CLSA Member Auxilary Bishop

Thursday, June 24, 2010  
Posted by: Katie Richards
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Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Michael Fitzgerald, 62, Judicial Vicar of the Metropolitan Tribunal of Philadelphia, as an auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia.

Michael Fitzgerald was ordained a priest for the Philadelphia Archdiocese in 1980, and earned a Licentiate in Canon Law from The Catholic University of America in 1989, and a doctorate in Canon Law from the Gregorian University, Rome, in 1991.  He was director of the Office for Legal Services, 1991-2004, and in 2007 was named judicial vicar. Bishop-elect Fitzgerald has been an active member of the Canon Law Society of America since 1983.

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