The headquarters for most archdiocesan offices, located at 222 N. 17th Street in Philadelphia, has been renamed the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, according to Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior. He made the announcement on behalf of Archbishop Chaput Nov. 29.
The change of name “more accurately reflects the primacy of the pastoral mission of the programs and services which comprise the Curia of the Archdiocese,” Bishop Senior wrote in a memorandum to all archdiocesan staff.
He also announced the formation of a new Office for Information Technology, effective Jan. 2, and the appointment of Franz Freuhwald as chief information officer (CIO) for the Archdiocese. The new office will consolidate the functions of three currently separate technology offices serving archdiocesan offices, Catholic Human Services and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Current staff from the three offices will join the new office.
Freuhwald currently serves as CIO for Catholic Human Services.
Bishop Senior said he hoped the new office would “be fruitful in advancing the use of information technology in the service of the Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Also on Nov. 29, Archbishop Chaput appointed Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan, vicar for clergy, as vicar general from Nov. 29 to Dec. 11. The temporary position of responsibility within the Archdiocese coincides with the ad limina visit of the Archbishop and the four auxiliary bishops to Rome. Every five years the bishops of a diocese meet with the Pope and present a report on the state of the diocese.
— Matthew Gambino