WASHINGTON (June 7, 1999) -- Pope John Paul II has named Auxiliary Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio of Newark to be Bishop of Camden, New Jersey.
Bishop DiMarzio succeeds Bishop James A. McHugh who was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Rockville Centre, NY, December 7, 1998.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointment.
Nicholas DiMarzio was born in Newark on June 16, 1944.
He studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Newark, Seton Hall University, the archdiocesan seminary in Darlington, and Rutgers University, where he earned a degree in Public Administration.
Bishop DiMarzio was ordained a priest of the Newark archdiocese on May 30, 1970.
He was Parochial Vicar of St. Nicholas in Jersey City from 1970 to 1976, director of the archdiocesan office of Migration from 1976 to 1984, and pastor of Holy Rosary, Jersey City, from 1984 to 1986.
From 1986 to 1991, Bishop DiMarzio was Executive Director, Migration and Refugee Services, United States Catholic Conference (USCC), the largest private refugee resettlement agency in the country. He is currently Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Migration Committee, which oversees the work of that agency.
Bishop DiMarzio was serving as Executive Director of Catholic Community Services, Archdiocese of Newark, when he was named Titular Bishop of Mauriana and Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, September 10, 1996.
The Diocese of Camden is comprised of 2,691 square miles and six counties in the State of New Jersey: Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem. It has a Catholic population of about 419,000 in a total population of 1.3 million.