Sunday, January 13, 2008

Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston to visit his former flock in Sioux City on March 24

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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, former bishop of the Sioux City Catholic Diocese and now archbishop of Galveston-Houston, will make a return visit to Sioux City on March 24.

DiNardo will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Epiphany, at which bishops, priests, deacons, religious, specially invited guests and parishioners from throughout the Diocese of Sioux City will be in attendance. The Mass will be followed by a public reception at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City hosted by the Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City.

DiNardo came to Sioux City from the Diocese of Pittsburgh in October 1997 when he was ordained coadjutor bishop. He was named bishop of Sioux City in November 1998 and served in that office until January 2003, when he was appointed coadjutor bishop (later archbishop) of Galveston-Houston.

In October 2007, Pope Benedict XVI elevated him to the rank of cardinal, the first from Texas and the southwestern United States. Maintaining his office as archbishop of Galveston-Houston, DiNardo also serves as one of the pope's principle collaborators and advisers, as well as a member of several congregations of the Holy See.

Details of the Mass and reception will be released in the very near future. Sioux City Journal
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