Local priest named bishop in Miami
On Feb. 20, the Archbishop of Miami, The Most Reverend Thomas Wenski, announced that Pope Francis has named Rev. Msgr. Peter Baldacchino, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, as Auxiliary Bishop of Miami. Below is a statement by Archbishop John J. Myers on the appointment.
The Holy Father’s appointment of Bishop-elect Baldacchino is a great gift to both the Archdiocese of Miami and the Archdiocese of Newark. The Bishop-elect brings to his new ministry the dedication of both a zealous pastor and a missionary. Since his ordination as a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark some 18 years ago, Bishop-elect Baldacchino has spent the majority of his priestly life working with and serving the people of Our Lady of Divine Providence Mission in the Turks & Caicos, for which the Archbishop of Newark is responsible – everyone from native Islanders, to refugees from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to tourists and visitors. READ MORE