Starting a diocese from scratch in less than 6 weeks - Bishop-elect Michael J. Begley acceptance
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Bishop-elect Michael J. Begley acceptance statement:
December 12, 1971
"I humbly express my gratitude to the Holy Father for the responsibility he has entrusted in me. I readily acknowledge my unworthiness as I accept the leadership of the new Diocese of Charlotte.
I am grateful to the Bishops of the Diocese of Raleigh for their guidance, to the clergy, religious and laity for their cooperation and support.
I hope to continue to serve the People of God in the Diocese of Charlotte. I seek the whole-hearted cooperation of clergy, religious and laity that together we may continue the apostolate of the church in the territory assigned to our care. I ask all my friends, Catholic and non-Catholic, to pray that the Holy Spirit will guide our efforts on this new apostolate.
Michael J. Begley
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