FEB. 20 – Holds joint press conference at The Chancery with Sen. Charles Schumer to address the mortgage and foreclosure crisis’ effect on Brooklyn and Queens.
APRIL 11 – Participates in The Tablet’s 100th-anniversary dinner at the Brooklyn Marriott.
APRIL 18 – Welcomes Pope Benedict XVI to New York City at Kennedy Airport.
APRIL 20 – Hosts departure ceremony for Pope Benedict at Kennedy Airport as he returns to Rome.
APRIL 21-28 – Leads diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes and Paris. JUNE 20-22 – Participates in diocesan pilgrimage to 49th International Eucharistic Congress, Quebec City, Canada.
JULY 15-20 – Attends World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia.
OCT. 25 – Diocesan pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.