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.
Three of the priests serve parishes within eastern Queens:
- Reverend Monsignor John E. Vesey (pictured above): Pastor of St. Michael Paris in Flushing. He was ordained to the Priesthood on June 1, 1968.
- Reverend Monsignor Casper J. Furnari: Retired in residence at Holy Family Church in Fresh Meadows. He was ordained to the Priesthood on June 1, 1968.
- Reverend Monsignor Edward P. Doran: Retired priest, who is also a part-time chaplain at Queensborough Community College. He was ordained to the Priesthood on January 14, 1984.
The date for the conferral of the honors 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.