Bishop James Conley of Denver said the news of rising seminarian numbers across the United States has delighted Pope Benedict XVI.
“He was very happy to receive that information,” Bishop Conley told EWTN News on May 4 after meeting the Pope at the Vatican.
“He said he had heard that vocations were going up in the United States, and he said this is very positive news; and, in fact, he had a big smile on his face when he heard the news.”
Bishop Conley was one of 10 bishops from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming who had an audience with Pope Benedict as part of their five-day ad limina pilgrimage to Rome, which concludes today.
He explained to the Pope that there is now a...READ MORE