STATEMENT

DATE:                          June 8, 2018

RE:                               Bishop-elect Richard G. Henning  

FROM:                         Most Reverend John O. Barres

The Diocese of Rockville Centre rejoices in Pope Francis’ appointment of Rev. Msgr. Richard Henning, STD as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese.  Bishop-elect Henning’s pastoral charity and intelligence, his commitment to a demanding life of daily prayer, his love for the Hispanic community and evangelization, his biblical scholarship and experience in seminary formation, his national contributions to the ongoing formation of priests and assistance to international priests who serve in this country give him a wide range of pastoral experience and skills to help advance the New Evangelization and dramatic missionary growth on Long Island.