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Archbishop Harris receives a gift during his anniversary Mass in Paraguay. Photos courtesy Elizabeth Anne Olton.

Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris has been congratulated by Pope Francis and Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, on achieving 50 years of priestly ministry.

While the message from the pope was handwritten in Latin, Cardinal Filoni’s letter, dated July 6, was in English and reads: Your Grace

On July 14 you will celebrate your Golden Jubilee of priestly ordination. This milestone in your sacerdotal service is an occasion for rejoicing and thanksgiving for the manifold gifts from the Lord.

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