Friday, June 27, 2008

Hierarchy Update

Today it was announced that Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, Missouri was named by the Holy Father as prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, which is the major canonical court for the universal church.

With this resignation, the sede vacante dioceses in the United States, counting St. Louis, now number nine, the others being Charleston, South Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Green Bay, Wisconsin; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Juneau, Alaska; New Ulm, Minnesota; Biloxi, Mississippi; Gallup, New Mexico.

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