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Monsignor James R. Boddie, Jr. has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Monsignor Boddie is the first African American to become an ordained Catholic priest in the state of Florida

    JACKSONVILLE, FL, November 02, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Monsignor James Boddie has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After earning a Master of Theology and Master of Divinity from Saint Vincent de Paul Major Seminary in 1978, Monsignor Boddie was ordained a priest in 1978. He is pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church Jacksonville, Florida Monsignor James R. Boddie, Jr. was notably designated a Monsignor as a Chaplain to Pope Francis in 2021.

Dedicating his time to several charities, Monsignor Boddie was a member of the Mary L. Singleton Foundation Inc. and presently a member of the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment. He has also served as a board member for the Warren P. Powers Charitable Foundation. Moreover, Monsignor James R. Boddie, Jr was appointed as the vice chairman and a member of the Mayor's Victim Assistance Advisory Council.

Monsignor Boddie became involved in the priesthood after realizing it was his calling when he was in the third grade, having been inspired by the priests in his school. He considers his most notable achievement as his designation as the first African American ordained a priest in the State of Florida. Monsignor Boddie is still active in full-time pastoral work and continues his efforts as an active member of the diocese for community work and charitable efforts.

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