His Excellency, the Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganó, Apostolic Nuncio, was the guest of Bishop Braxton on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. During his visit on Thursday, Bishop Braxton gave Archbishop Viganó a tour of the Cathedral of St. Peter.
We give thanks to You, O God Almighty, for Your wondrous creation: the millions of galaxies; the billions of glittering stars in each galaxy; our own galaxy, The Milky Way; for our star, the life sustaining sun; for earth’s companion, the moon, with its soft and lovely light.
For the second time in two months a personal representative of the Holy Father has been the guest of Bishop Braxton and the Diocese of Belleville. Last month, on September 25, The Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, spent a day in the Diocese.
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