Congratulations to His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. John O. Barres

  • Posted on: 3 February 2017
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The St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA & Canada extends hearty congratulations and prayerful best wishes to His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. John O. Barres, who has been installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center. Bishop Barres, who was formerly the bishop of the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania, was appointed bishop of Rockville Center on December 9, 2016 by His Holiness Pope Francis. Bishop Barres was installed as the bishop of Rockville Center on January 31, 2017 . The St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy has the best of relations with the Diocese of Rockville Center and we remain deeply indebted to His Excellency Most Rev. William Murphy, the outgoing bishop, for all the friendship and support extended to us. While praying God's continued blessings on Bishop Murphy, we extend our heartiest congratulations and prayerful wishes to Bishop Barres and to the Diocese of Rockville Center.