Posts Tagged ‘monsignor’

Senior Palmerston North priest honoured for outstanding service

Monday, August 7th, 2017

A senior priest in the Palmerston North Diocese has been honoured by the Pope for his outstanding services to the Church and society. Brian Walsh, of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Palmerston North’s Broadway Ave and chaplain to the local Marist Sports Club, has recently been named a Monsignor by Pope Francis. When Read more

Pope restricts use of honourary title Monsignor

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Pope Francis is limiting the title “monsignor” among diocesan priests to those of 65 years and older. The change is not not retroactive however Bishops must resubmit any pending requests for papal honours in accordance with the new rules. The new rules were announced in a letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State to nunciatures Read more

Pope stops naming monsignors

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Pope Francis has stopped granting priests the honorary title of “monsignor,” the London-based Catholic weekly The Tablet reported. The Tablet’s Rome correspondent Robert Mickens said the pontiff first made the decision in April shortly after his election as pope. The title monsignor is an honorific of sorts normally granted to priests as a reward for Read more