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WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Dominick Lagonegro as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of New York. Bishop Lagonegro has reached the retirement age for bishops of 75.
The resignation was publicized in Washington on July 2, 2018, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Most Reverend Dominick Lagonegro was born on March 6, 1943 in White Plains, NY. He was ordained a priest at St. Patrick's Cathedral on May 31, 1969.
Since his ordination in 1969, Bishop Lagonegro was appointed to various parishes throughout the northern counties of New York and served on many commissions and committees throughout his ministry. In 1997, Bishop Lagonegro was appointed Vicar for the Vicariate of Dutchess County and on December 12, 2001 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York and Titular Bishop of Modruš.
The Archdiocese of New York is comprised of 4,683 square miles in the state of New York and has a total population of 5,904,416 of which 2,656,987 or 45 percent are Catholic.
Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Pope Francis, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio, Bishop Dominick Lagonegro, Archdiocese of New York.
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