Pope Names New Auxiliary Bishop for Philadelphia; Accepts Resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Maginnis

June 8, 2010 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. John J. McIntyre, 46, secretary to Cardinal Justin Rigali, as an auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, and accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Maginnis, 76, from the office of auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia.

The appointment and resignation were publicized in Washington, June 8, by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

John J. McIntyre was born in Philadelphia, August 20, 1963, and attended parochial elementary schools and Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Alphonsus College Seminary, and pursued seminary studies at the Redemptorist House of Studies and Washington Theological Union, 1986-1987. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, 1989-1992, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1991.

Bishop-elect McIntyre was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1992.

Assignments in the archdiocese included Parochial Vicar, St. Dominic Parish, Philadelphia, 1992-1995; Parochial Vicar, St. Mark Parish, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 1995-1999; and secretary to the cardinal, 1999 to the present.

Bishop Maginnis, a Philadelphia native, was ordained a priest in 1961, and a bishop in 1996.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia includes 2,183 square miles. It has a population of 3,892,194 people, with 1,464,938, or 38 per cent, of them Catholic.