40 years of African American Apostolate celebrated during anniversary Mass

October 24, 2022 | Essex News Daily

By Editor | Essex News Daily

Photo: The Ghanaian Catholic community of St. Mary’s Parish in Newark participates.

NEWARK, NJ — The African American, African and Caribbean Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Newark celebrated a special Mass on Oct. 8 to commemorate two significant milestones — the 40th anniversary of its founding and the 25th anniversary of the death of Bishop Joseph Abel Francis, the first and only black auxiliary bishop in archdiocesan history.

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