Presentation of Papal Honors 2017
His Holiness Pope Francis has conferred the title of Knight of Pope St. Sylvester upon Mr. Guy D. Chapdelaine and Dame of Pope St. Sylvester upon Mrs. Constance M. Chapdelaine, and conferred the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal upon Mr. David A. Gabert and Joseph Pepe, M.D. Bishop Libasci nominated the four for the honors late last year, in recognition of their exemplary personal character and extraordinary service to the Church and to the Diocese of Manchester.
“With profound gratitude to our Holy Father and great joy I announce the Papal Honors recently conferred by Pope Francis,” said Bishop Libasci. “I hope that Catholics and people of good will throughout New Hampshire will join me in congratulating the honorees and in thanking them for their continuing service to our Lord and His Church.”
A special ceremony for the formal conferral of the honors was held during Vespers in the Abbey Church at Saint Anselm College on Tuesday, June 6, at 6:00 PM, with Bishop Libasci presiding. A reception will follow in Davison Hall.