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Brooklyn Diocese Annoints New Co-Cathedral Leader

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The Brooklyn Diocese has anointed the head of its newest cathedral.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio presided over the installation Sunday of the Reverend Monsignor Kieran Harrington as Rector of the newly named Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights.

Monsignor Harrington will now be in charge of running the day to day operations of St Joseph's in addition to being the pastor of its faithful.

"It's an honor because the people of Saint Joseph are just really wonderful people and very loving people. And, people of not a lot of means. And despite of having little means they are extremely generous in their love and amount of time and devotion they give to the parish," said Monsignor Harrington.

"He has that background of an MBA and a little administration and he knows how to do it. But also a very good priest. So I thought he would be good here and I surprised myself - he's even better than I thought," said Bishop DiMarzio.

St. Joseph was elevated to the status of Co-Cathedral back in February by then Pope Benedict XVI.

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