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Fall River Diocese Welcomes New Bishop

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River in Massachusetts has a new bishop.

Pope Francis on Thursday appointed The Rev. Edgar Moreira da Cunha, currently an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, as the eighth bishop of Fall River

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TSM - Bishop George Coleman (left)
TSM - Bishop George Coleman (left)

Bishop Coleman Sends Resignation Letter To Vatican

The process will soon begin to name a new Bishop for the Fall River Diocese. 

Bishop George Coleman turns 75 on Saturday, and under church law, he must submit his letter of resignation to the Vatican

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Fall River Diocese To Hold Collections To Aid Typhoon Survivors

 

Bishop George Coleman of the Fall River Diocese has authorized pastors to hold a special collection, at their discretion, to support relief efforts in the Philippines. A super typhoon struck that part of the world last week. Pro

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New Bedford Priest Removed from Church

The reasons are vague, but the Fall River Diocese says Father Marek Chmurski is still a priest in good standing.

In a written statement, the Diocese says Father Chmurski was removed as the pastor at Saint Lawrence Martyr Parish in New Bedford after Bishop George Coleman heard from several parishioners over the past several months, becoming increasingly concerned over Father Chmurski's ministry

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TSM - Bishop George Coleman (L) joins with peace marchers in Fall River
TSM - Bishop George Coleman (L) joins with peace marchers in Fall River

Bishop Joins March For Peace In Fall River

 

Hundreds of Catholics from around Bristol County marched in Fall River Monday night, praying for peace.  Bishop George Coleman joined the marchers for the walk from St. Mary's Cathedral to St. Ann

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Fall River Diocese To Honor Pope Benedict With Mass Of Thanksgiving

Pope Benedict the 16th is stepping down Thursday, the first Pope in 600 years to resign. 

The Fall River Diocese is holding a Mass of Thanksgiving Thursday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River to honor the retiring Pontiff

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Last Mass of St. John’s in New Bedford This Sunday

Despite pleas from parishioners, city councilors, the mayor, and state representatives, the Fall River Diocese is still planning to close St. John The Baptist Church in New Bedford.

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