The Emerging Role of the Bishop Katrina Andreassen

The Early Curch

From the earliest days, bishops preserved the unity of the local churches with the universal Church through gathering regionally in episcopal synods. At the synods, the bishops addressed questions of common concern.

The Second Vatican Church

The Second Vatican Council reemphasized the bishop’s role as teacher and pastor confirmed through the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders.The Council taught that the bishop was not a representative of the pope in a local place, but rather the vicar of Christ in his own diocese.

Archdiocese of Miami

Archdiocese of Miami

It is the metropolitan see for the Ecclesiastical Province of Miami, which covers Florida. An auxiliary bishop is a bishop assigned to assist the diocesan bishop in meeting the pastoral needs of the diocese.

Peter Baldacchino is Miami's 10th auxiliary bishop. He was sent on a two-by-two mission where he felt a calling to priesthood and a calling to mission. He was ordained a priest on May 25, 1996 for the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J.He was appointed chaplain to His Holiness, with the title of Monsignor, in 2009. He was named Auxiliary Bishop of Miami, and Titular Bishop of Vatarba in Feb. 20, 2014 He was ordained to the episcopacy, March 19, 2014, Cathedral of St. Mary, Miami

Arch bishop Thomas Wenski

He was born in West Palm Beach on October 18, 1950.He studied at St. John Vianney Minor Seminary in Miami and later at St. Vincent de Paul Major Seminary in Boynton Beach and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami on May 15, 1976. He was appointed the Archdiocese Director of Catholic Charities, one of the largest Catholic social service agencies in the United States. On June 1, 2010, Bishop Thomas Wenski was installed as Archbishop of Miami in a beautiful Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary.

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