USCCB News Release
June 16, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cardinal George Congratulates Archbishop -Elect Di Noia, Former Head Of USCCB Doctrine Office
SAN ANTONIO—Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), congratulated Archbishop-elect J. Augustine Di Noia on his appointment as secretary at the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
His statement follows.
The naming of Father J. Augustine Di Noia, OP as secretary at the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is a matter of pride for both the Church in the United States and the Dominican Order.
Father Di Noia worked in the Secretariat for Doctrine at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops before going to Rome to work at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He always showed himself a fine scholar dedicated to the pursuit of truth and a generous co-worker available to friends and colleagues.
The bishops of the United States are grateful that Archbishop-elect Di Noia will bring his talents to the Vatican office responsible for the liturgy and sacraments throughout the entire world.