Fr. Bao Thai, who will be the next rector of Christ Cathedral on July 1, met Pope Francis on April 25 during a visit in Rome. Fr. Bao spoke to the Holy Father, letting him know about his new position in the Diocese of Orange and asked him for a blessing.
“I am grateful to God and felt so blessed to receive this encounter, as God’s blessings bestowed upon all of the faithful, staff of the cathedral parish, staff of the Pastoral Center, and upon me as we all journey together in the next chapter,” Fr. Bao said.
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