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Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr welcomes you to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s website. Archbishop Schnurr is the 10th leader and the 9th Archbishop of Cincinnati, succeeding to the office on December 21, 2009.

                                                                                                                                    October 30, 2018

Dear Parishioners,

            The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the bishops’ general assembly, where we will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. With our brother bishops across the nation, we will be dedicating ourselves to seven days of intensified prayer and fasting, from Monday, November 5, through Sunday, November 11. The intentions for this period of prayer and sacrifice are three-fold:

            If you feel called to do so, you are welcome to join us in praying for these intentions.  We would also be grateful for any prayers for us and our brother bishops during our general assembly, that we may follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in responding to the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse in the Church.

            Please be assured of our prayers for you, as well.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati

Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati