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  February 9, 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 3   •   Oakland, CA
Archbishop Allen Vigneron: The transition from Oakland to Detroit Bishop Vigneron’s last days in Oakland

On his last two working days in Oakland, Bishop Allen Vigneron fulfilled commitments he’d made prior to this appointment as archbishop of Detroit. On Jan. 22, he visited St. Mary’s Center to congratulate the agency on its successful purchase of the former St. Andrew-St. Joseph Church site in Oakland as its permanent location. On Jan. 23 he participated in an ecumenical Respect Life prayer service at Shiloh Christian Fellowship.


Darlene Thomas (right), known as the “mayor” of St. Mary’s Center, gives Bishop Vigneron a brochure about the agency during his Jan. 22 visit. Also enjoying the moment is Carol Johnson (left), director of the non-profit organization that assists low-income and homeless seniors.
GREG TARCZYNSKI PHOTO


Bishop Allen Vigneron (center) joins in prayer with several other religious leaders at the first annual interfaith Respect Life East Bay prayer service, Jan. 23, at Shiloh Christian Fellowship in Oakland. The prayer service was held the evening prior to the Walk for Life in San Francisco.
JOSé LUIS AGUIRRE PHOTO

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