LIC priest elevated to monsignor

Nine priests within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Brooklyn and Queens, have been conferred the title of Chaplain of His Holiness, Pope Francis, which carries the title of Reverend Monsignor, according to Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

One of the priests serve a parish in Long Island City. Reverend Monsignor John P. Harrington, pictured above, is retired in residence at St. Patrick’s Church in LIC.

He is also pastor emeritus of St. Joseph’s Parish in Astoria.

Harrington was ordained to the Priesthood on May 28, 1966.

The date for the conferral of the honor will be announced at a later time, the diocese says.

“Each of these senior priests have given extraordinary service, as missionaries and pastors for many years,” Bishop DiMarzio said.

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