Bishops from Region III, which includes the dioceses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, continue their ad limina visit in Rome. A highlight of the visit for each bishop will be an opportunity to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, which Bishop O’Connell was scheduled to do on Thanksgiving Day. Shown in photo are New Jersey bishops from left, Bishop John W. Flesey, auxiliary bishop of Newark; Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., of Trenton; Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli of Paterson; Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark; Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan of Camden; Bishop James F. Checcio of Metuchen, and Bishop Manuel A. Cruz, auxiliary bishop of Newark.

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