This photo of Pope Benedict XVI and then-Father David M. O'Connell, C.M., was taken in 2008 when the Holy Father visited The Catholic University of America, Washington. At the time, Bishop O'Connell was president of the university.
This photo of Pope Benedict XVI and then-Father David M. O'Connell, C.M., was taken in 2008 when the Holy Father visited The Catholic University of America, Washington. At the time, Bishop O'Connell was president of the university.
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., offered a congratulatory message to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the occasion of his 70th anniversary of priestly ordination:

On behalf of the clergy, consecrated religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Trenton, I offer heartfelt congratulations and the support of our prayers to Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on the 70th anniversary of his priestly ordination today, the solemn feast of Saints Peter and Paul! Ad multos annos! - Bishop O’Connell