Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., is in Rome this week, along with his brother bishops from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, for Region III’s Ad Limina visit. Occurring about every five years, the pilgrimage will include the presentation of the quinquennial report prepared by each bishop for his diocese, meetings with officials of the Holy See on an array of topics, time in prayer at some of the holy sites, and an expected 90-minute meeting with Pope Francis on Thanksgiving Day.
Accompanying Bishop O’Connell from the Diocese of Trenton are Msgr. Thomas Gervasio, vicar general, and Father Carlo Calisin, episcopal master of ceremonies. They will stay with the Bishop at Domus Sanctae Marthae, where the Holy Father resides. Along with the other bishops and priests from Region III, they will enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with the faculty and seminarians at the Pontifical North American College.
More about the Ad Limina visit is available here.
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