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ALONG THE WAY
By Deacon Richard D. Shewman
We have a Shepherd!
To His beloved Son RYAN JIMENEZ, in the past Apostolic Administrator of the vacant Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, now appointed Bishop of the same Diocese, greetings and Apostolic Blessing!
Since it is necessary to provide for the Cathedral See of Chalan Kanoa, which is vacant because of the resignation of the Venerable Brother Thomas Aguon Camacho, you beloved Son seem to be capable to be placed in its command, because you are equipped with the necessary gifts and much experience in the local pastoral matters. Therefore, as We occupy the Chair of Blessed Peter and care for the spiritual good of the entire flock of the Lord, after having heard the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, by Our Supreme Apostolic authority bring to an end your ministry of Apostolic Administrator and appoint you Bishop of CHALAN KANOA, with all rights and obligations. We give permission that you receive the ordination from any Catholic Bishop outside Rome according to the liturgical norms, after having made the Profession of Catholic Faith and taken the Oath of Fidelity towards Us and Our successors according to canon law. Furthermore, We order that you make sure that this Letter is read to the clergy and people of your See, whom We exhort to continue to follow you even happier, and to remain still more united with you.
For you finally, beloved Son, we request, by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, who supports you to shepherd the faithful entrusted to your care, so that they work for him in building up the Church, by whom we are introduced into the love, light and divine life of Christ our Redeemer. In him, We greet you and your much beloved diocesan community with truly attentive spirit.
Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on the 24th June, solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, in the year of the Lord 2016, Jubilee of Mercy, fourth of Our Pontificate.
FRANCIS, Bishop, Servant of the Servants of God
CNMI welcomes Bishop Ryan with festivity
August of last year witnessed the resiliency of the people of Saipan in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor which caused much distressed and suffering to many families whose homes were severely damaged if not completely destroyed. It was a year ago when the faith of the people of Saipan was tested and showed forth love, care and unity with those affected by the calamity.
Saturday 3 Sainan Ina Fiesta, Rota
Thursday 8 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday 18 Our Lady of Sorrows (Patroness of the
Confraternity of Christian Mothers
Wednesday 14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Tuesday 20 St. Paul Chang Hasang
(Korean Catholic Community)
Saturday 24 Our Lady of Mercy (Patroness of the
Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz (MMB)
and the Religious of Mercy (RSM)
DIOCESE OF CHALAN KANOA's
HOLY DOOR OF MERCY 2016
The Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa
On top, on a blue field symbolizing truth, strength and faith, the Carmelite emblem surmounted by a crown in yellow/gold to represent Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the principal patroness of the Diocese.
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