Cardinal DiNardo, Bishop Sheltz visit Rome for Ad Limina
January 24, 2020
Daniel Cardinal DiNArdo and Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz joined other bishops from Region X on their ad limina visit to report on the status of the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston to Pope Francis and the Vatican on Jan. 20. (Photos by CNS)
Before meeting with Pope Francis, Cardinal DiNardo and Bishop Sheltz also concelebrated Masses in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica. Cardinal DiNardo told Catholic News Service that during the Mass, the bishops prayed for the pope, their churches and for each other. "It was a beautiful introduction to then see the Holy Father," Cardinal DiNardo said.
Bishop Sheltz concelebrated a Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome Jan. 21. St. Paul Outside the Walls is one of Rome's four ancient, papal, major basilicas
During the visit, Cardinal DiNardo and Bishop Sheltz also met with Galveston-Houston Seminarian Joey White, who is at the Pontifical North American College, and Father Michael Earthman, a priest of the Archdiocese studying in Rome. With Galveston-Houston priest Father Michael Earthman, Joey White, a seminarian from Galveston-Houston studying at the Pontifical North American College, met Pope Francis during a visit with other seminarians and clergy.