29 Dec Father Landry to Serve at U.N. Mission in New York
Father Roger Landry, pastor of St. Bernadette’s Church in Fall River, Mass., will begin service in March at the Holy See’s permanent mission to the United Nations.
Father Landry disclosed to his parishioners during Masses on the weekend of Dec. 28 that, earlier in December, Bishop Edgar da Cunha of Fall River had informed him that Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the papal nuncio to the permanent observer mission at the United Nations, had requested that Father Landry be released temporarily from diocesan service in order to work for the Church in New York.
Both Bishop da Cunha and Father Landry assented to Archbishop Auza’s request.
The U.N. appointment will likely last for four years. “I will be living in New York at the Church of the Holy Family, close to the U.N., where my friend and EWTN conclave crew partner, Father Gerald Murray, is pastor,” Father Landry said in a poston his Facebook page announcing his new U.N. appointment.