INVITATION – Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem by His Holiness Pope Francis on June 24, 2016, will be ordained Archbishop in the Cathedral of Saint Alexander of Bergamo in Italy, on Saturday, September 10, 2016, by the laying of the hands of the principal consecrator, His Eminence Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and in the presence of His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem and His Excellency Francesco Beschi, Bishop of Bergamo.

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the Most Reverend Pierbattista Pizzaballa will celebrate his first Pontifical Mass as Archbishop in the Parish Church of Cologno al Serio (Bergamo) at 10:30 a.m.

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem invites the faithful of the Diocese to unite in prayer with Archbishop Pizzaballa.

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