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Information and Announcements About The Diocese

According to standard practice, all bishops of the Catholic Church are required to visit the Holy See and submit a report on the work of the Church in their respective dioceses.    Because of the transition between the Pontificates of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the ad limina visit for the bishops of the United States was delayed to seven years.    Hence, from the beginning of November 2019 thru February of 2020, all bishops in our nation will be visiting the Holy Father, the tombs of the Apostles, and the offices of the Vatican which oversee the work of the Church throughout the world.