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Bishop Edward J. Burns 12.13.2016

Cardinals and Bishops react to Bishop Burns Announcement

Many cardinals, bishops and priests have reached out to express their congratulations to the new chief shepherd of the Diocese of Dallas, Bishop Edward J. Burns.

"I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Bishop Edward Burns on his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas.  I have known Bishop Burns and worked with him at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for many years.  His warm, outgoing and collaborative personality as well as his extensive experience in vocations, safe environment and parish ministry make him an excellent choice to lead the Diocese of Dallas. I know he will be warmly welcomed in the diocese that I love so well.  May God bless Bishop Burns and the Diocese of Dallas."

Cardinal Kevin Farrell

“It is indeed a joy to hear that our Holy Father Pope Francis has entrusted the Church of Dallas to Juneau Bishop Edward Burns. From his time in Pittsburgh as a priest, as rector of Saint Paul’s Seminary, and then also in his service at the U.S. Conference of Bishops where he worked on vocations and priestly formation, I have seen the great pastoral care and spiritual leadership with which Bishop Burns has faithfully served the Church.. The Diocese of Dallas is blessed to be gaining an extraordinary shepherd, and he brings with him our prayers for his pastoral ministry.”

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

 “I appreciate Bishop Burns’ great energy and enthusiasm about his new assignment here and we are very grateful that our Holy Father has sent us a Chief Shepherd so quickly. I enjoyed working closely with Cardinal Kevin Farrell and I now look forward to doing all that I can to assist Bishop Burns in continuing to build up the Catholic Church in the Dallas area.”

Bishop Greg Kelly


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