Philadelphia Archdiocese Welcomes New Auxiliary Bishop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former pastor of a Pennsylvania church is taking on a new role in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports 69-year-old Monsignor Edward Deliman was consecrated Thursday as an auxiliary bishop. He'll assist Archbishop Charles Chaput in the administration of the 1.4 million-member archdiocese. Deliman's duties haven't been spelled out, but Chaput says his devotion to the poor and his fluency in Spanish played a major role in his selection. He is of Slovak heritage. Deliman has spent 43 years as a parish priest and is becoming the archdiocese's fourth auxiliary bishop. He was most recently the pastor of St. Charles Borromeo parish in Bensalem.