Diocese of Worcester welcomes eight new priests

WORCESTER - St. Paul Cathedral was filled Saturday for the ordination of eight priests, the highest number ordained for the Diocese in any one year in more than three decades. 

Saturday the eight men received a standing ovation from the congregation and clergy during the part of the ordination rite called "election by the bishop and assent of the people." 

    The new priests are Father Mateus Monteiro de Souza, the first Brazilian ordained for the Diocese; Fathers Donato Infante III and Stephen E. Lundrigan, who were reared in the Diocese, and five men from Colombia: Fathers Andres A. Araque, Juan D. Escudero, Daniel E. Moreno, Juan S. Ramirez and Carlos A. Ruiz.