Monday, June 29, 2009

NOLA Meets Papa

As the wire didn't run a shot of Archbishop-elect Greg Aymond of New Orleans getting his pallium earlier in the day, best to give the newly-surfaced photo its own post.

Of the five US metropolitans who received the lambswool band on this feast of Rome's patrons, the incoming Crescent City prelate is the first native son of NOLA's 14 archbishops, one of two in this year's American class given the reins of his home church. (The other is Detroit's Allen Vigneron, likewise the first local to become the Motor City's ordinary.)

Bishop of Austin from 2001 until his transfer home earlier this month, Aymond will be installed in St Louis' Cathedral-Basilica on Jackson Square on August 20th.

L'Osservatore Romano