Pope Francis names Vicar General a papal chaplain

It has been announced that Pope Francis has named Canon Joseph Boardman a “Chaplain to His Holiness”.

The newly stylised Monsignor Boardman presently serves as Vicar General to the Archdiocese of Cardiff and as parish priest of Penarth and Dinas Powys.  Prior to his appointment to Penarth, Monsignor Boardman serves as secretary to Archbishop Ward.

The naming as a Papal Chaplain comes in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the Church.

We wish our heartfelt congratulations to the new Monsignor on this recognition.  May God continue to bless his ministry among us.