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March 10, 2003


Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces that Reverend Paul S. Quinter, S.T.D., M.A., M.DIV., M.S., has been appointed Director of the English language edition of L'Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Holy See. The appointment, made by Vatican Secretary of State Angelo Cardinal Sodano, takes effect April 01, 2003. Father Quinter, age 47, is currently Pastor of Saint Monica Parish in South Philadelphia and is the former editor of the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, The Catholic Standard & Times.

Cardinal Bevilacqua said, "The selection of Father Quinter for this distinguished Vatican position is a recognition of the Holy See's confidence in his priestly zeal, sound theological expertise and extraordinary intellectual gifts. This appointment brings honor not only to Father Quinter but to the entire Archdiocese of Philadelphia."

Paul S. Quinter was born in Philadelphia in 1956 and attended Saint Helena Parish Elementary School and Cardinal Dougherty High School, both in Philadelphia. He studied at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood and was ordained in 1982. Father Quinter served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Dorothy Parish in Drexel Hill, Delaware County from 1982 to 1984. In addition to receiving two degrees in Sacred Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1986 and 1987, he received a Masters Degree from Columbia University School of Journalism in 1988. Father Quinter was Administrative Secretary to the Archbishop from 1988 to 1990 and taught at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary from 1990 to 1991.

Father Quinter served as editor of The Catholic Standard & Times from 1991 to 2001. He also was the Delegate of the Archbishop to Pro-Life Organizations during that time. Father Quinter became Pastor of Saint Monica Parish in South Philadelphia in 2001.


Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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