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15 September 2011

Msgr. John E. Kozar addressed the New York staff this morning. (photo: Erin Edwards)

Today Msgr. John E. Kozar, former National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, began his term as the new president of CNEWA. He began the day by addressing the staff at the agency’s headquarters in New York.

“I want to not only encourage you, but uplift you in the critical importance of what you do,” Msgr. Kozar expressed. “That’s probably one of the most important goals that God has sent me here to accomplish.”

Msgr. Kozar also told the staff that he looks forward to visiting the countries CNEWA serves, and wants to bring back stories of “all the good that is made possible” because of their work.

“I’m a face that’s out there in the public but I’m really the sum total of all of you,” Msgr. Kozar said. “All that I do — all that we are — more than anything else, we bring people closer to the love of God. We should never diminish that, we should never demean it.”

Welcome, monsignor!

To watch a video of Msgr. Kozar meeting with staff, press the play button on the media player below.

Welcome to CNEWA, Msgr. Kozar! from CNEWA on Vimeo.



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