Msgr. Scott honored at NBCC

Msgr. Scott honored at NBCC

msgrscott-webMsgr. Leonard G. Scott accepts his honor July 21 during the National Black Catholic Congress XI, held in Indianapolis, from Bishop Terry Steib of Memphis and Valerie Washington, executive director of the National Black Catholic Congress organization.

Msgr. Leonard G. Scott, pastor of Emmaus Catholic Community, Mount Ephraim, was honored during the National Black Catholic Congress XI, held in Indianapolis July 19-21.

Each diocese was invited to submit one name, and Msgr. Scott was chosen for the honor by the Black Catholic Ministry Commission.

Msgr. Scott, who holds a doctorate in canon law from Rome, served as Judicial Vicar of the Camden Diocese Tribunal from 1978-2002. He was the first black priest elevated to the rank of monsignor in the Camden Diocese and the second named in the United States.

Before his assignment to Mount Ephraim, he served as pastor of Holy Rosary in Cherry Hill and St. Aloysius in Oaklyn.

Msgr. Scott has served on the former Black Catholic Advisory Council and currently is a member of the Black Catholic Ministry Commission. He also serves in the National Black Caucus of Clergy and Religious and he chairs the Black Clergy and Religious Committee of the diocese.

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