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The loss of ArchM. Wesley Izer and ArchM. Francis Vivona? #418590
10/08/18 01:16 AM
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I was curious about what impact the loss of Archmandrite Wesley Izer (RIP) and Archimandrite Francis Vivona, JCL (RIP) has had on the Eparchy of Phoenix with regard to naming Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix as apostolic administrator of the eparchy?

From what I recall, Fr. Wes was sort of the eparchy's main financial guy and Fr. Francis was the eparchy's canonist?

Thank you for any insights.

Re: The loss of ArchM. Wesley Izer and ArchM. Francis Vivona? [Re: Exegete] #418593
10/09/18 10:46 AM
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Exegete:

Christ is in our midst!!

You can speculate all day long, but the bottom line is that Rome has intervened to preserve the unity of the BCC. Why this move was made is above our pay grade.

Bob

Re: The loss of ArchM. Wesley Izer and ArchM. Francis Vivona? [Re: Exegete] #418599
10/11/18 06:07 AM
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No special insights, but when the offices held by Fr Wes (Economos/Finance Officer) and Fr Francis (Judicial Vicar) became vacant as a result of their respective passings, those offices were timely filled respectively by Bishop Gerald and Bishop John with new appointments.

The public statements issued by Bishop John Pazak and Bishop Thomas Olmsted (which have been discussed on this forum) provided the background for the appointment of Bishop Thomas as Apostolic Administrator.


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