The following letter was delivered to Bishop Crosby by His Eminence, Cardinal Roche on behalf of His Holiness, Pope Francis, on the occasion of Bishop Crosby’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination. Ad multus annos!
To our Venerable Brother David Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, who celebrates the silver jubilee of his episcopal ordination, we express our happy greetings, recalling with a grateful heart his outstanding pastoral zeal diligently exercised in the various ecclesiastical communities entrusted to him, as also in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Canada and, more recently, in service of the Apostolic See.
Moreover, we recall the solicitude he has shown in preaching the teachings and narrating the treasures of Christ the Master, always with attentiveness and endowed with humanity in forming the clergy and the people of God in respect to proclaiming the mandates of the Gospel.
In wishing him every good, we gladly impart our Apostolic Blessing to him, and his clergy, the faithful and his relatives, and at the same time asking for prayers for our Petrine ministry.
Given at Rome, at the Lateran, 21 December 2022.