Pope Appoints Priest As Bishop of Allentown
On January 31, Most Reverend John Barres was appointed Bishop of Rockville Centre, NY which left everyone patiently waiting to hear whom the new Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown would be.
This past Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Monsignor Alfred A Schlert as the fifth Bishop of Allentown.
John Paul II Center was blessed to have Reverend Monsignor (at the time) Schlert lead us in prayer at our 7th Annual Legacy Gala.
As a fun fact, Pope St. John Paul II was the one to name Bishop-elect Schlert a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor in 1999.
On August 31 at the Cathedral of Saint Cathearine of Siena in Allentown, Bishop-elect Schlert will be ordained.
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