Saying goodbye to a shepherd
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:39
As of March 11, nearly 65,000 Catholics of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee are without a local shepherd.
Bishop John H. Ricard asked Pope Benedict XVI for an early retirement due to his continued struggle with recovering from the stroke he suffered Dec. 22, 2009. In his letter to the Catholic community, he wrote that it was a decision he made with a heavy heart.
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