Diocesan News

Bishop DiMarzio’s Statement Welcoming Bishop Tiedemann

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio greeted the news about the appointment of Bishop Tiedemann as auxiliary bishop with the following statement:

“We in the Diocese of Brooklyn are delighted to welcome home Bishop Neil Tiedemann.

“The Brooklyn-born Bishop has very generously served in our diocese at Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica, Queens, and as pastor of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The latter holds a special place in his heart, as it was the home parish of his grandparents and great grandparents.

“From the time he was a boy, he discerned priesthood as a Passionist Father. This congregation, founded by Saint Paul of the Cross, has left a profound mark upon the clergy and lay faithful of Brooklyn for which I am personally grateful. The Passionist Fathers in general, and Bishop Tiedemann in particular, minister especially to those who find themselves in the midst of suffering.

“He has the heart of Christ. I am grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for translating Bishop Tiedemann for service in the Diocese of Brooklyn.”