Every year on the feast of Epiphany, Pope Benedict XVI, like his predecessor, ordains several new bishops himself. These are almost always bishops who will be working in the Holy See’s diplomatic corps. Yesterday, two men where ordained in St. Peter’s: Archbishop Charles Brown, the new Nuncio to Ireland, and Archbishop Marek Solczynski, who will be the Nuncio in Georgia and Armenia.
The pope’s homily, available in Dutch here, is once more an excellent reflection on the nature of the feast and what is has to say about the ministry of bishops. A worthwhile read, which also delves into the Magi and the incarnation of God.
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