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Head of Catholic Social Services Lists Retirement

SCRANTON — Monsignor Joseph Kelly, a priest in the Diocese of Scranton, who has helped those in need for the last decade, is getting ready to retire. Bish...
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SCRANTON -- Monsignor Joseph Kelly, a priest in the Diocese of Scranton, who has helped those in need for the last decade, is getting ready to retire.

Bishop Joseph Bambera says Msgr. Kelly will step down at the end of the year when he reaches 75, the mandatory retirement age for priests and bishops

Msgr. Kelly is currently executive director of Catholic Social Services which serves tens of thousands of people in northeastern Pennsylvania.

“I know that Monsignor Kelly will remain a staunch advocate for Catholic Social Services. I will continue to seek his counsel during this transition and in the months to come,” Bishop Bambera said in a release from the diocese.