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    Pope Francis Appoints First Filipino-American Bishop of a U.S. Diocese

    Bishop Oscar Soulis will be installed on March 7

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    Sainthood Cause Opened for Julia Greeley, a Former Slave

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    Join us for a Vietnamese Tet (New Year) Celebration!

    January 28-29 at the Dulles Expo Center

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Office of Multicultural Ministries

In 2004, Bishop Paul S. Loverde, the third Bishop of Arlington, established the Office of Multicultural Ministries as a response to the pastoral needs of the diocese and to the pastoral letter of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) entitled Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity. Looking for a Mass in a specific language? Check out the schedule of Multicultural Masses offered in the Diocese of Arlington. 

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Multicultural Mass Information

Discover when and where to attend a Mass in a different language or with a specific culture. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington offers multiple, regular Masses for the following communities: Brazilian, Cameroon, Deaf Ministry, Eritrean (Ge'ez Rite), Filipino, Irish (Gaelic), Ghanaian, Indian Syro-Malabar Rite, Indian (Tamil), Korean, Sierra Leone and Vietnamese.

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News, Events and Activities

Check out the many news updates, activities and events from the various ministries within our office.

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Bishop Burbidge Affirms Need for Immigration Reform

The following statement was released by Bishop Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, on January 26, 2017: Yesterday Bishop Joe Vasquez, Chair of the Committee of Migration and Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, issued a statement available below. In solidarity with Bishop Vasquez and my brother bishops, it is my hope and prayer that our elected officials will respond to the needs of our immigrants and their families in a way that respects their dignity as human persons, and that all entrusted with the protection and safety of our nation will carry out these sacred duties and responsibilities in a fair, just and responsible manner.

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Pope Francis Releases Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees

"Migration today is not a phenomenon limited to some areas of the planet. It affects all continents and is growing into a tragic situation of global proportions."

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Register for the Mid-Atlantic Congress - Forming Catholic Leaders for Faith-filled Service

All Diocesan, School and Parish leaders are invited to this year's Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC). with the theme of "Blessed as Living Witnesses." Listen to a variety of speakers discuss the topics of Catechesis & Evangelization, Catholic Schools, Communications & Digital Leadership, Administration & Management, Ministry Foundations, Pastoral Ministry and Prayer & Worship. A promotional code is available for all Diocese of Arlington registrants! Use the code ARLINGTON to receive a $52 deduction on your registration fee.

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Diversity Scholarship Available!

For anyone interested in seeking a graduate degree, Diversity Scholarships are available to students interested in any graduate degree at Divine Mercy University.

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Check Out What's Going On with the Catholic Church around the World

Learn more about the advancements with the Catholic Church in countries all around the world, from the Americas, to Europe, to the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The Vatican Radio website provides such information, keeping Catholics across the world up-to-date with the Catholic Church.

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