Talley 'thrilled' by Time nod for pope

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Bishop David P. Talley, M.S.W., J.C.D., auxiliary bishop of Atlanta, left, is greeted by Pope Francis.

Bishop David P. Talley, M.S.W., J.C.D., auxiliary bishop of Atlanta, said he is 'thrilled to hear this good news' upon learning Pope Francis has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

Talley takes a leading role in guiding the churches in the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. Coweta County is home to two parishes, St. George and St. Mary Magdalene.

Talley met with Pope Francis in Rome after being ordained as an auxiliary bishop of Atlanta earlier this year.

'We who are disciples of the Lord Jesus, and are members of the worldwide Catholic Church, have rejoiced in the way that Pope Francis has brought the message of the Lord to a wide and broad audience. From that first day, when he asked the crowds in St. Peter's Square to pray for him as he began his ministry as the Bishop of Rome, we have seen in him the loving humility that reaches out to the least ones, those on the margins, those that are longing for our care and concern,' Talley said.

The new pope 'has reminded the clergy of the Church….that we are to be servant - leaders - and he has reminded all the baptized that our common vocation … is to a holiness of life that brings great joy, as we serve our neighbor,' he added.

Pope John Paul II was named Person of the Year by Time in 1994 and Pope John XXIII held the honor in 1962.



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