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Spiritual / Religious

Pope Francis Grants Title Of ‘Monsignor’ To Three Priests From The Diocese Of Arlington

March 9, 2018

Three priests from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington have been named by Pope Francis as a “Chaplain to His Holiness” with the title “Monsignor” after recommendations were made to the Holy See by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington.

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St. Mary Catholic Church Becomes First Basilica In Northern Virginia

January 15, 2018

The Vatican issued a decree granting St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria the title ‘minor basilica,’ making it the first basilica in Northern Virginia, the first in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and the 84th in the United States. The 223-year-old Roman Catholic church will officially be named “The Basilica of Saint Mary.”

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