WASHINGTON (August 1, 2003) -- Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation of Bishop Thomas V. Daily of Brooklyn and appointed Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio of Camden to succeed him.
The Holy Father appointed Bishop Sam G. Jacobs of Alexandria, Louisiana, as Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux. He succeeds Bishop Michael Jarrell, who was transferred to Lafayette, LA, on November 8, 2002.
Pope John Paul named Father Peter J. Jugis, Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina and pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, Monroe, as Bishop of Charlotte. Bishop-elect Jugis succeeds Bishop William G. Curlin, who resigned November 10, 2002.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, made the announcements.
Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio was born in Newark, 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.
Ordained a priest of the Newark archdiocese 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 (now United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), the largest private refugee resettlement agency in the country. Later he served as Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Migration Committee, which oversees the work of that agency.
Thomas V. Daily was born September 23, 1927, in Belmont, MA. He studied at St. John's Seminary, Brighton, and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, January 10, 1952. He was appointed Titular Bishop of Bladia and Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, December 31, 1974.
Named first Bishop of Palm Beach, FL, July 17, 1984, Bishop Daily was appointed Bishop of Brooklyn on February 20, 1990.
The Diocese of Brooklyn comprises Kings and Queens Counties in the State of New York. Its Catholic population of 1,824,642 (in a total population of 4,689,802) includes one of the largest concentrations of diverse immigrant communities in the country.
The new Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux, Sam G. Jacobs, was born in Greenwood, MS, March 4, 1938. He studied at the Catholic University of America where he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees, and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, June 6, 1964.
Bishop Jacobs was appointed Bishop of Alexandria on July 11, 1989, and ordained August 24, 1989.
The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, established June 5, 1977, comprises the parishes of Lafourche, Terrebonne, and parts of St. Mary and Jefferson. It has a Catholic population of 126,000 in a total population of 202,000. Bishop Jacobs will be the third bishop in the 26-year history of the diocese.
Peter J. Jugis, newly-named Bishop of Charlotte, was born there on March 3, 1957. He attended the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where he earned a degree in Business Administration in 1978.
After beginning studies for the priesthood, he was sent to the North American College in Rome and studied theology at the Gregorian University. He was ordained a priest by Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica on June 12, 1983. He received the JCL in Canon Law from the Gregorian in 1984, and a doctorate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of America in 1992.
Bishop-elect Jugis was appointed Director of the Diocesan Tribunal and Judicial Vicar in 1997 and appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in 2002.
The Diocese of Charlotte, established in 1972, includes the 46 western counties of the State of North Carolina. It has a Catholic population of about 135,000 in a total population of over four million.