His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston, announced a change in leadership at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary today. The Very Rev. Brian Kiely, S.T.L., Episcopal Vicar for the West Region of the Archdiocese of Boston, was appointed Rector of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary effective August 24th. As has been the case numerous times during the course of his priesthood, Father Kiely has generously accepted the call to a new assignment. We pray for God’s blessings as he assumes these new responsibilities in forming and educating our future priests.