His Excellency Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the 2017 Graduation Mass on May 19th, 2017. The 2017 Graduation Mass and Commencement Exercises will be held in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Archbishop Christophe Pierre is a veteran Vatican diplomat and succeeds Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who served as nuncio to the United States until 2011. He was appointed by Pope Francis last April after the Holy See confirmed his appointment with the United States administration.
It is a privilege to have Archbishop Christophe Pierre join the Divine Mercy Community, graduates and families for the 2017 Graduation Mass.