New Auxilary Bishop Has Merrimack Valley Connection

 Auxiliary Bishops-Elect Kennedy and Uglietto

The United States Conference of Bishops announced today that Pope Benedict XVI  “has named Father Arthur Kennedy, 68, and Father Peter J. Uglietto, 58, priests of the Archdiocese of Boston and both seminary rectors, as auxiliary bishops of Boston. The pope also accepted the resignation of Boston Auxiliary Bishop Emilio Allué, SDB, 75, from the office of auxiliary bishop.”

Bishop-elect Arthur Kennedy was born January 9, 1942 in Boston. Although most of his priestly life was spent outside the Archdiocese of Boston –  he has a connection to the Merrimack Valley. An early assignment post-ordination was as associate pastor at St. Monica Parish, Methuen, Massachusetts, 1967-1969. His official biography can be viewed here.

Bishop-elect Peter Uglietto was born September 23, 1951 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a “Double-Eagle’ as a graduate of Boston College High School and Boston College. His priestly career has been spent in the Archdiocese of Boston. He will become the Regional Bishop of the North Region.

Retiring Bishop Allue served for a while as the Bishop for the Merrimack Region after the death of Bishop John McNamara.

Read the full USCCB press release here: