Today, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens was pleased to rename the Pierrepont Residence as the Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Residence in gratitude for his faithful support of its programs and services. Throughout his 18 years of service to the people of Brooklyn and Queens, and as the 7th Bishop of Brooklyn, The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D. was an outspoken advocate for the poor, immigrants, seniors, and affordable housing for all.
Developed by the Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation in 1979, the Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Residence is one of the agency’s 23 affordable housing buildings for low-income seniors throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D., Bishop Emeritus served as a Member of the Corporation on the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Board of Trustees and recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination. Shortly after becoming the Bishop of Brooklyn, Bishop DiMarzio was nominated as the United States representative on the 19-member Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM), a United Nations sponsored commission, whose mandate was to provide the framework for the formulation of a coherent, comprehensive and global response to the issue of international migration.
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