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Only In Print: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Set to Retire After a 51-Year Ministry

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio greets Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013. (File photo)

WINDSOR TERRACE — When Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio submitted his resignation to the Vatican on June 16, 2019, little did he know that, more than two years later, he would still be serving as Bishop of Brooklyn.

All bishops are required to offer their resignation to the Pope when they turn 75 years of age. They remain in office until the Holy Father accepts their retirement, which is usually within six months of it being received. But as Bishop DiMarzio approached his 77th birthday, he continued to carry out the day-to-day duties as the Bishop of Brooklyn and Queens…

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