BREAKING: Son of a deacon named bishop of Richmond

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This is big. 

It may well be the first time the son of a deacon has ever been named the ordinary of a diocese—at least, in modern times:

He grew up in a large family in suburban Washington—part of a set of twins and, significantly, the son of a deacon:

I blogged about Bishop Barry’s family nearly a decade ago, and the impact of his father’s vocation on him:

Photo: Archdiocese of Washington

Source: aleteia.org

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