FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2017n
NOTE: CARDINAL DOLAN AND BISHOP DIMARZIO WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEET WITH PRESS PRIOR TO THEIR DEPARTURE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 7:15 A.M. AT SHELTAIR AVIATION, MARINE AIR TERMINAL, LAGUARDIA AIRPORTn
CARDINAL DOLAN AND BISHOP DIMARZIO TO VISIT PUERTO RICO
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will make a pastoral visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico on Monday, October 30, to express the support, solidarity, and love of Catholics in New York for those still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria
Cardinal Dolan and Bishop DiMarzio will be visiting Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez, Archbishop of San Juan, who spent much of his early priesthood serving in the Bronx. Archbishop Gonzalez is preparing their itinerary for the day which will include Mass at the San Juan Cathedral, a visit to Caritas Puerto Rico and to a convent for cloistered Carmelite nuns, which was affected by the hurricane
Cardinal Dolan will present Archbishop Gonzalez with more than $700,000 in donations from the people of the archdiocese, and Bishop DiMarzio will bring an additional $115,000 from the people of the Brooklyn Diocese, to aid in recovery efforts.
Among those joining the Cardinal and the Bishop on the trip are Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese, and Ms. Wanda Vasquez, Director of Hispanic Pastoral Ministry. They expect to return to New York on Monday night