Pope Francis Names Next Bishop For Diocese Of Wilmington

Reverend Monsignor William Edward Koenig (photo provided by Catholic Diocese of Wilmington)

Pope Francis has named a new Bishop for the Diocese of Wilmington. Reverend Monsignor William Edward Koenig will serve as the tenth Bishop of the Wilmington Diocese, which includes all of Delaware and nine Eastern Shore Counties. Bishop-elect Koenig will follow Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, who has been Bishop in the Diocese of Wilmington…

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Bishop: Check Ahead Before Heading To Christmas Mass


Parishoners across Delmarva are being asked to check ahead before heading out to any Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Masses. Catholic Diocese of Wilmington Bishop, the Most Reverend Francis Malooly, says local parishes may limit attendance and some may require advance reservations in order to comply with capacity guidelines in Delaware and Maryland. “We want…

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Catholic Masses canceled in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore


Public Catholic Masses have been canceled in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. At the advice of government officials and consulting with medical professionals, Bishop Francis Malooly has canceled all public Masses in the Diocese of Wilmington until further notice. The closure is designed to help safeguard the public and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.…

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DE DOJ Investigating Clergy Conduct


The Delaware Department of Justice confirmed Thursday that it has been conducting an investigation of potential criminal conduct engaged in by priests or other personnel of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.  This investigation has focused on the acquisition and review of diocesan papers for records of sexual or other abuse.  DOJ issued a subpoena on…

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