Pope Names Two Auxiliary Bishops For Brooklyn Diocese

May 2, 2012 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has namedMsgr. Paul Robert Sanchez, 65, and Msgr. Raymond Francis Chappetto, 66, asauxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York.

Theappointments were publicized in Washington May 2, by Archbishop Carlo MariaViganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

PaulSanchez was born November 26, 1946 in Brooklyn and ordained a priest in 1971.

Heholds a bachelor’s degree at St. Bonaventure University, a master’s degree fromthe University of Notre Dame, and a licentiate in theology at North AmericanCollege in Rome.

Afterordination he was assigned to Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Forest Hills , NewYork, 1972; St. Michael Parish, Flushing, New York, 1975; St. Sebastian Parish,Woodside, New York, 1987. He was named administrator of St. Sebastian Parish in1990; pastor of St. Agatha Parish, Brooklyn, 1991; and pastor of Our Lady ofMt. Carmel Parish, Astoria, New York and administrator of St. Margaret Parish, LongIsland City, New York, 2001. He was named vicar for Queens North in 2008 andvicar for Queens in 2009.

Raymond Chappetto was born August20, 1945, in Astoria, Now York, and ordained a priest in 1971.

Heattended Our Lady of Angels Seminary in the Diocese of Albany, New York andearned bachelor of arts and master of divinity degrees. In 1978, he earned amaster’s degree in

religious education from St. John’sUniversity. In 1983, he received certification in pastoral counseling.

Assignmentsafter ordination included St. Camillus Parish, Rockaway Point, New York, 1971;St. Pius V Parish, Jamaica, New York, 1975; Incarnation Parish, Queens Village,New York, 1976; St. Helen Parish, Howard Beach, New York, 1981; Our Lady ofMiracles Parish, Brooklyn, 1983.

Hewas named pastor of Our Lady of Miracles, in 1989; episcopal vicar of BrooklynWest, 1995; and pastor, Our Lady of the Snows, Floral Park, New York, 1999-present.He has also served a vicar for clergy of the diocese since 2009.

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