Notre Dame alumnus ordained to the episcopate by Pope Benedict XVI

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies offers its congratulations to Charles Brown, a Notre Dame alumnus, who was ordained to the episcopate by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on Epiphany earlier this month. He was elevated to the rank of archbishop and given the titular see of Aquileia in northeastern Italy. He will be serving as the papal nuncio in Ireland. Bishop Brown presented the inaugural Keeley Vatican Lecturer in 2005, “From Notre Dame to the Vatican and Home Again: An Insider’s View of the Papacy of John Paul II”.

Read Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at the liturgy, which includes a beautiful reflection on the liturgy of episcopal ordination intertwined with the feast of Epiphany.

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