Diocesan News

Diocesan Pilgrims in the Holy Land


Pilgrims from the Brooklyn Diocese who are on a Year of Mercy Holy Land visit joined the diocese’s newest members of the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre as they were welcomed into the fraternal Order by Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzabella, the new apostolic administrator of the Latin patriarchate, in Jerusalem. The members who received their “pilgrim shells” were Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Richard and Julia Chetos, Thomas and Anna Golden, and John and Lori Golden. Seated next to Bishop DiMarzio is diocesan pilgrimage director Father Gerard Sauer, who also is a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.